Are we as generous as we want to be? No? Then we ought to keep on learning to give. Who will teach us? Maybe a better question is: "Do we want to be generous?" The Teacher can help with that too! A follower is not above his Master, but after being fully trained will be like him!
What generosity lives in the heart of Jesus? Astonishing generosity! Generosity that makes a statement. Generosity that melts hearts, breaks through emotional defenses, excoriates the miserly, exposes the falsely pious.
My friend, Larry, his wife and kids opened their hearts and home to provide a place of healing for a teenager whose life
story is a journey of abuse, neglect and rejection. And fleas. After carefully fumigating for the dreaded pests in all her belongings, the nasty vermin still found a way in to infest their home. The battle to beat the bugs, however, proved easier than the challenge to win her trust!
When the hurting say: "Can I have your shirt, I'm cold."
Jesus says: "Give them your coat!"
When the neglected say: " Sit a while with me, I"m lonely."
Jesus says: "Sit two whiles!"
When the wounded & hurtful strike you down,
Jesus says: "Stand up and let them do it again."
When the fearful & insecure say: "I'll love you if..."
Jesus says: "Lay down your life for them."
When the world says: "Hedge your bets,"
Jesus says: "Let the beauty of the good things you do shine in a way that brings glory to your glorious Father!"
I've got much to learn. Keep teaching me, Lord of Life, Light & Love!