A Lesson for March 2nd

Mahonia - ‘Golden Abundance'
‘Golden Abundance' (Image via Wikipedia)

Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”

I remember in college a friend noting that people were often giving me things. This was not because I was particularly needy or continually begging, but because I would lend my things to others and they would repay me. And the more I shared the more people would share with me. My friends and I developed a culture of generosity.

God wants us to develop a culture of abundant life; to dine with friends sharing stories and conversation that season a meal better than the finest chef; to labor so that our bodies glow robed with a job well done.

How have you experienced and shared abundant life?

4 thoughts on “A Lesson for March 2nd

  1. Rob, I believe that the culture of generosity came to us through our parents who gave without hope of receiving anything in return. They had grown up in hard times and experienced the generosity of others. How many friends did you, Karen, and I bring home for a meals or just cookies from Mom’s bottomless cookie jar? The only time I heard Mom ask for anything in return was when she told Ajare he had to pay for dinner by playing the piano while she cleaned the kitchen.
    I also believe that the abundant life comes to us when we give where we see need for those who are outside our circles of family and friends. This returns to us in increased circles of friends and in deeper connection with God’s family all around us.
    Peace Bro,

  2. Hello Robert,
    Congratulations on having your letter published in Outlook, Feb. 21, 2011. In answer to your question about generosity I try and treat each person with courtesy that I encounter during my day.
    Jim Dougans

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