Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Living generously

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. ~ Proverbs 11:24 (MSG)

Be sure to welcome people whom you don't know into your life -- even if they are not like you. ~ Hebrews 13:2a (ABP)

The life defined by Jesus is a life of generosity and hospitality.
Lord God, I'm so thankful that you welcome strangers into your life. I'm definitely strange -- especially compared to you. I'm slow to welcome others and suspicious of all who are different. Free me from my paranoia and the desire to hold tightly onto everything I own. Transform me into a gracious and generous follower of Jesus. I'm going to draw on the abundant life that you provide to live generously. Amen.