Christian love is a broad term. To each it may mean different things and shown in different ways. The one constant is that it is something that is required of Christians in following our Lord's words and example. What does it mean to you?
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Generosity is one of those words that has a near and dear place in my heart. My father was a generous man even though he didn't have much to be generous with. I know that there were times in his life where he was in want of necessities (he grew up during the depression) and had it pretty rough. In those experiences he had a unique understanding of others who were unfortunate, and so had true empathy for people in dire situations.
Others who are generous, who may have a larger store of means or wealth to use may not have a first-hand understanding, but have developed that empathy from their own personal values and compassion. Either way each provides from what treasure they have been given.
People give for many reasons. Some want to pay it forward, others need a good tax write off, still others are moved with love. I often think of St. Francis of Assisi after his conversion how he gave away from his father's wealth to those in need. The parable of the widow's mite also comes to mind.
The exploits of Mother Theresa, in how she gave of herself to the poor and destitute is a wonderful example to us. So, we all are our brother's keepers in the ways God has provided us to be. Who is our brother? Look to your left and to your right. Look on the streets and at your work. Seek them in your church and neighborhoods. You may not even have to look further than your own family. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ.
He who shows kindness to a poor, is rewarded with riches.
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