Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WHY WE CANNOT BE GENEROUS?

If I ask ten people ,  “who among you want to be wealthy?”  I am sure nine out of ten will say “yes” the one left , who did not say yes , is  a hypocrite. Why?  I am sure if he wins millions of pesos in a lottery, he will ecstatically, rapturously, triumphantly accept the money. Anyone who gives a brush over millions of pesos is undoubtedly a wino.

All of us want to be rich but a lot of us do not want to accept that we are rich even if we  “already” are rich, right? Even the controversial multi-millionaire pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles denied she was wealthy, but rather “tama lang sa buhay” (weeeeh) , when she was put on the  hot seat during the senate investigation. Look at what happened to her ? Need I elaborate more?  

I want to be rich. You want to be rich. All of us want to be rich.But, how many of us know that we are already rich? How many of us do not accept that we are ” already”rich? Some pahumble effect lang pero panay post ng material things sa facebook with hastag #thankyouLordfortheblessing. (Just to show off,not all though) but tightfisted when it comes to generosity. 

We are all rich. Yes, we are. Try giving money to the poor, or donate money or material things to the needy . You will feel how wealthy you are and God will bless you with resources.

Some of us equate wealth to MONEY.  We think , we are rich if we have fat bank account or a pocketful of money.  How many of us equate wealth to God? God  is the one who richly provides, Isn’t He?

Few years ago, I approached someone -who I thought was capable of giving-if she could  partake her blessings to an orphanage.  She told me “ saka na ako magdodonate pag milyonaryo na ako, magpapatayo ako foundation para mas marami matulungan”.  Had she known , she would be bankcrupt three years later, perhaps she would have donated.  Why wait  if you can give now?  

Do not hold back from those who ask your help,when it is in your power to do it.Do not say to your neighbor, “Go away! Come another time; tomorrow I will give it to you!’’ When you can help him now. –Proverbs 3-27:28.

Let me quote what Bro.George Gabriel said in his talk at the Feast last Sunday , “Some people wait too much before they could give. When you give to God first, it is easy to receive gifts from God. God cannot be undone in generousity.

Why we cannot be generous?  Simple. We do not want to admit that we are rich that’s why we cannot be generous.

To remind me, and you friend, to be generous. Let me share this Prayer for Generosity.





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