G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 08.10.12
‘Those who love their life will lose it.’
The martyrs, like St Lawrence, have given all.
They have truly lost their life in this world only to keep it for eternity.
Lord, you probably won’t require me to lay down my life, even though you do ask it of others today in other parts of the world.
Nevertheless, that same spirit of total self-giving you do ask of me: to give and not to count the cost.
‘God loves a cheerful giver’, says Paul.
The psalmist proclaims: ‘Happy are those who are merciful and lend to those in need.’
Giving is not a duty, a chore; rather, it is a response to the knowledge that I have been given to , that I am loved.
The challenge is to discover the joy and happiness in being loved, and in loving and giving.
2 Corinthinians 9:6–10. Happy the merciful who give to those in need—Ps 111(112):1–2, 5–9. John 12:24–26.