Matthew 6:3-4 – December 5, 2018

But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:3-4 NABRE      The quoted verse is part of Jesus Sermon on the Mount, here He is teaching about almsgiving. Alms are gifts for the poor, giving alms was an important responsibility for the Jews. When giving alms you should not…

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2 Corinthians 9:15 – November 17, 2018

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 NABRE      In chapter nine of the Second Letter to the Corinthians Paul is asking the community to be generous and in particular to be generous in giving to the collection for the church in Jerusalem. Paul is exhorting them to have their collection ready when he arrives so that it is truly given as a blessing. Paul affirms that God is the source of…

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