Generosity & Sacrifice

A thought on Generosity & Sacrifice

When we turn on the radio, watch the TV, or scroll through our social media feeds we are confronted by the narrative of MORE. The pursuit for more money, a bigger house, newer clothes, more adventure, etc. We are told that our joy and security in life is grounded in what we can achieve, consume or own. This false narrative sends us on an endless pursuit for the next thing. Shifting our attention away from others and onto ourselves. That our time, money, and talents are better spent building our own little kingdoms rather than building the Kingdom of God.

This month we seek to look at a practice from the life of Jesus that pushes against this cultural narrative by declaring that it is better to give than it is to receive. That the life of Jesus’ followers is not marked by hoarding our resources but by sacrificially giving them to help others.

As the Apostle Paul instructs, we are “to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”

A heart to freely give what we have freely received from Christ. Not out of duty but out of a deep delight of love for our neighbour.

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