Humility in Generosity

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day!

When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.

—  Luke 14:13-14

Two attitudes that are vital to Christian character are generosity and humility. Nurturing both in your life helps guard against a destructive and blinding mindset that ignores the needs and circumstances of others around us. Something as ordinary as sharing a meal is an expression of respect and equality. It includes sharing not just our resources but also ourselves, and it speaks loudly to our values and commitments.

We are all recipients of God’s grace and provision. We are all guests at his table, and God, our Host, is abundantly generous. Look for opportunities to be outrageously generous to people who least expect it and who are least able to reciprocate. A sign of humility involves wanting to help others when you would gain nothing from it.

How can you go out of your way to bless someone today?

Jesus, as we have generously received your good gifts, help us to pursue opportunities to be generous to others in our gratitude to you. Amen.

“Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”

—Mr. Rogers

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