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Virtue: Generosity

 

I thought today I could start with what this virtue is NOT…

greed, meanness, selfishness, stinginess

It seems that many people associate the word generous with money.  But really, generosity is readiness or liberality in giving.  It’s free from meanness or smallness of mind or character; large; abundant; ample.  Generous stresses the warm and sympathetic nature of the giver — the spirit of giving.

We all have so much to give.  We can give of our time, talents, resources, goods, efforts, labor, money…

…without being rewarded in return.

Giving from the heart with pure intentions, that’s generosity and it comes in all shapes and sizes.

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19

I pray, “Father, grant that my children may be generous and willing to share, and so lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age.  And Lord, lead us, show us, guide us to see opportunities where we can serve others through generosity. Amen.

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AboutTeri

Teri is a writer, speaker, and sought-after personal growth expert. She enjoys running and taking pictures. Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick. She's passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many. Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God.
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