Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Be a Cheerful Giver: Daily Mass Homily--Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

(Listen to this homily here).

            I love this line from St. Paul: “…for God loves a cheerful giver.”  What a great line to start the day!  And as we gather for Mass we might ask ourselves: am I a cheerful giver?
            Why should we not be cheerful givers?  St. Paul says as much as he continues in his address to the Corinthians: “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.”  We each have all we need—from basic necessities to abundance to God’s grace and love. 
            Paul concludes what the purpose of such blessings is for: “You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God.”
            May we be cheerful givers today, both to God and our neighbor.

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