God loves a cheerful giver

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul, Wednesday, Wk. XI, Yr. I, 19 June 2019
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 >< )))*> >< )))*> >< )))*> Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Photo by Jim Marpa, 2018.

Our loving Father in heaven:

Lately I have been complaining a lot. And even if I keep it to myself, you know it very well because you see everything that is hidden.

I’m getting tired of helping and giving.

I’m getting tired of teaching and listening.

I’m getting tired of… living and doing everything.

I just want to stop and rest, Lord.

And the moment you give me that moment to stop and rest to start praying, I realize that whatever little or much do I have in this life is all yours. Nothing is really ours.

Even this very moment of stopping and resting in you. There is nothing we can claim to be totally ours to keep to ourselves. Not even a split second smile or a simple gesture of recognizing the other person.

Even that act of making the sign of the Cross is all yours and from you, Lord.

Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9: 8, 11

Thank you, O Lord, for everything.

Take everything that I have, even the littlest thing I keep to myself as mine because it is still yours.

You see whatever is hidden and for us to see that too, is a pure grace from you.

Let us give more, love more, and most of all, see you more. Amen.

Wildflowers in the desert of Petra in Jordan. Photo by author, 30 April 2019.

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