It’s the Weekly Update https://bit.ly/HangingOutatOLM OR http://flocknote.com/note/14218209 — When It Hurts to Give. To all Men see you on Weds @ Catholic Man Night. And it’s not too late to sign-up for The Mass Bible Study.
When it Hurts to Give
Sometimes it’s easy to give. Our finances are steady, our time is abundant, and we have the energy to spare.
Sometimes it hurts to give. Times are tight, we feel stressed and burdened, and life seems to be against us.
Do we still give, even when it hurts? It’s easy to give out of surplus, but it becomes a true act of trust in God when we give out of our poverty, even the poverty of our being.
In our Gospel this weekend Jesus states it clearly:
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”
To prepare our hearts before we go to Holy Mass this weekend and to lean in on the saints who are the “friends of God” who have gone before us and who we can imitate in their utter generosity, hear Bishop Barron’s description of the love of the saints at the video in the Flocknote email.
We look forward to seeing you at any of the Holy Mass times this weekend where Deacon Tom will be preaching, or stop by to visit Jesus at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or at daily Mass during the week.
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”
St. Teresa of Calcutta
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