Sunday, December 25, 2016

Luke 3:10-11 -- On Giving and Sharing

"And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."
Luke 3:10-11

This is John the Baptist preaching to the people.  I love the simplicity of the message: give; share.  And I think perhaps the gospel *can* be this simple, if we take this message to heart.  If we have more than we need, we can give to those that have less than they need.  And maybe we have more in some areas and less in others.  And we probably often think we need more than we really do, so simplifying our lives helps us see all of the extra that we're not really using.

Today, let's embrace the spirit of giving and sharing, and bless other people with generosity and kindness.  The more we do this, the better we can make the world.  Let's be part of making that difference, and let's have faith in doing it God's way, even if we can't see it affecting anything larger yet.  It will.  There is always a happy ending, if we keep working for it.

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