Giving of oneself in a willing and cheerful manner for the good of others.
Dear Jesus, all I have is from You and belongs to You. Thank You for blessing me with so much.
Please help me notice ways I can be generous today and make my life a gift to others.
St. Giuseppe Moscati
Giuseppe Moscati was an Italian doctor in the early 1900s. He worked hard to get to know his patients personally and bring them back to the sacraments as well as to physical health. Often he would not accept payment from his poor patients, or he would secretly slip their money back to them with their medicine so as not to embarrass them. Dr. Moscati also trained younger doctors to be generous in caring for both the emotional and spiritual needs of their patients.
- When someone asks something of me, I give it cheerfully.
- I frequently dedicate my money, time, and attention to others.
- I make time for others.
- I offer help before it is asked.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.