God is not parsimonious. He is generous, and encourages those who experience His generosity to be generous as well.
When we commit ourselves by faith to the will of God, we are following Abram’s example. Because we are people of faith, we are children of Abram.
We are all messengers of the Lord. We all have responsibilities for announcing God’s word.
We need the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart to remind us how God loves us and why.
Paul preached for free out of affection for the Corinthians, not because he was inferior to other preachers.
Everybody benefits from our generosity: those to whom it is addressed, those who exercise it, and the Lord, whose children are made more righteous by it.
Paul lays the foundation for a Christian spirituality of generosity. The ability to give, the desire to give to others is itself a gift.
Doing violence solves nothing. All that makes real sense in dealing with others is generosity and forgiveness.
This is the depth and the breadth of Christianity—all things are new for the baptized and they see all things in a new light.
As we grow more conscious of our inabilities, we become more conscious of the power of God, and his grace at work in us.