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.
In this section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus offers six situations in which the demands of the law are superseded by his demands.
Jesus has not come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to clarify and to enrich.
Believers give good flavor and brightness to the world around them. How am I salt and light for the world?
These ten verses constitute a summary of what the Christian life is supposed to be: openness to God and generosity to our neighbor.