The Act of Giving is Divine

When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.

Matthew 6:3-4

Jesus was all about giving in a positive way.  That’s probably why this passage confused me for years. Lately, I’ve come to realize a much deeper message that’s contained within the words.

You see, we all are needy at some point in our lives. If you want to disagree; tell me how you changed your own diaper as a baby.

We all need something from someone at some time.  The joy of giving and the gratitude of receiving comes more often not with fanfare or parades, but often with a smile or a tear or a hug.  True giving elevates the recipient in a Divine and genuine way.

2020 hasn’t been the best of years, but we’re here.  Over the next few months, we can be there for each other and give of ourselves and especially our time.  Those gifts can truly make change happen.

Praying for you!

Pastor Lou Strugala

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