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Sharing Your Bounty

by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada

Today's Bible Verse

"If some one has enough money to live well and sees a bother or sister in need but shows no compassion - how can God's love be in that person."(1 John 3:17)

Discussion

Do you know that helping the needy generates God's bounty of love to you?

We should not selfish in any realms of our life. Life is to serve and not to be served. The happiness and beauty of service could not be explained but could be experienced and rewarded. We should generous with our bounty of money, possessions and time to others. When the world is being dried in love day by day by the self centeredness of human beings, there are some refreshing breezes from the most unexpected corners of the world. The poor are always the happiest and Godly. The world should learn a lot from the poor. "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs." (Mathew 5:3). Poor are always ready to share and love each other. They save the world by not polluting the world by over consumption as the rich but by sharing the limited what they have.

"One night a man cam e to our house and told me, "there is a family with 8 children, they have not eaten for days, " I took some food and I went, when I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. There was no sorrow or sadness in their faces, just the deep pain of hunger. I gave the rice to the mother. She divided it in two, and went out carrying half the rice with her. When she came back, I asked her, "Where did you go? She gave me this simple answer. "To my neighbor- they are hungry also."

I was not surprised that she gave because poor are generous. But I was surprised that she knew they were hungry. As a rule, when we are suffering, we are so focused on ourselves. We have no time for others"- Mother Teresa.

"Sell our possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven!."(Luke 12:33)

Prayer

Jesus, Bless the poor, with your bounty. Let them be the lord of sharing. Let the rich have the minds to sell their property and share to the poor and needy. Le us live in love of sharing and caring. Brake the shackles of self centeredness. All we ask in the name of Jesus.

Amen.

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