Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Thought

“He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6

One of the biggest mistakes we can make is in reading such passages only in terms of dollars and cents because to put a financial price tag on such passages puts a limit on what even the poorest among us can “sow”; and this violates the universality of the Gospel of the Lord. Especially in this challenging economy, there are many who are afraid of losing their jobs or are still searching for a job. These and so many others come to believe they have little to spare and, thus, very little to offer. NOT TRUE! For the true gift comes from within.

Yes, those who have money should give freely and generously, “not grudgingly or of necessity” (2 Cor 9:7), but we must never come to believe we can “buy” our way into blessings or out of judgment. Our Lord is not for sale, and He does not negotiate! What we have is not what we possess; rather, what we have is who we are – and that is what our Lord wants: us. All of us. Rich and poor alike, we hold nothing back from His grace because He holds no grace back from His faithful.

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