Wednesday, June 17, 2009

God loves a cheerful giver...

From today's first reading at mass:

Reading 1
2 Cor 9:6-11

Brothers and sisters, consider this:
whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,
so that in all things, always having all you need,
you may have an abundance for every good work.
As it is written:

He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.

The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food
will supply and multiply your seed
and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

You are being enriched in every way for all generosity,
which through us produces thanksgiving to God.

I don't suffer...God has given me so much!!! The tiny inconveniences and detachments God has asked of me are so minimal. This helps me realize that God will give me the grace to get through them and bless me for any sacrifices!!!


1 comment:

Mary @ Cheerios said...

Thank you for sharing this! I needed to hear it esp. b/c of how my week is going! Thanks again...your cheerfulness is contagious! :)
God bless, mary