by Danny Tariman
“To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away” (Luke 8:18)
“We cannot outdo God’s generosity.” I’ve heard this many times from people getting more than what they give.
Meet “Kuya T.” He always gives in generous amounts at every opportunity to help the parish. He used to live in a modest house in a small village. He now owns a big house in a nice village, bought an adjacent lot, and owns a few cars.
Meet “Family K.” This family is a big-time benefactor of parishes. This family funded a substantial portion of the new church building requiring over P15 million. The Lord continues to prosper their family business even more.
I have my own little story, too. My family helped a rural village build their own modest chapel. At that time, we were still praying for our own house. I claimed God’s word in Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap….” I know God would fulfill His promise. Three years later, we moved in our own house in a quiet neighborhood in the metro!
Yes, we receive in the measure we give.
Reflection: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)
Prayer: Lord Jesus, please forgive me for being stingy. Grant me the grace to be generous, as You are.