2 corinthians 9:6-11; Ps 112 BLessed the man who fears the Lord; Matthew 6:1-6,16-18
"And your heavenly Father who sees what is hidden will repay you."
Who sees what is hidden...
What is hidden your life, my life, our life?
What do we refuse to share or refuse to unload? What do we hide in hopes that no none finds out, no one discovers?
What does our Heavenly Father see when he looks into our hearts and minds? What hidden reality begs for the light?
When we think of hidden realities in our life, often we instantly think of negative things, evil realities, shameful choices. What about the positive things? What about the good choices we have made but kept them hidden?
What payment awaits us for the hidden realities of our life?
"You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God."
You are being enriched in every way for all generosity.
At each moment of our life God provides for us the opportunity to be generous. Each moment has contained within it that stimulus that is meant to get us moving out of ourself rather than being closed in on ourself.
How often, due to the circumstances of our life, we grow stingy rather than magnanimous.
How often do we hoard and protect ourselves rather than open ourselves upward to welcome life.
God has created us to be generous and if that were not enough he creates opportunities for us to grow in our magnanimity, whether it is a smile at a stranger or conversation with an enemy or simple gesture of picking up liter. Always and everywhere God places before us an invitation to give a little more.
These are the moments in which grace takes over our soul and nudges us to generosity in living.
Generous thinking leads to generous doing leads to generous loving leads to generous living.