"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
I can remember times when I gave a gift expecting or at least hoping for a certain kind of response. When the response was different or less than I had anticipated, I felt let down or even hurt. These words from Jesus remind me to give with the spirit of giving, for the sake of giving, and not for the sake of being the giver.
Holy Lord, help me to be a generous giver, for your sake, and not for my own. Amen