Heart of Giving


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What matters is the <<willingness>>, which is the motive of true generosity.
  
And this willingness -- begins in the heart.





 It matters not how small a gift of giving you offer; rather, that what is offered is given from the heart.  All the wealth in the world that is given out of appearance sake, cannot out-give a poor person's heart of genuine love.  Though the widow's offering was meager, she gave out of her poverty.  Jesus commended her act of generosity -- which was from the heart.
Jesus honors our willingness to genuinely love.

"Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.  And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”  (Luke 21:1-4 ESV)
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However, giving isn't only financially, but is shown in a myriad of ways.  Do you realize that you can "give" your SMILE?  That's right.  You don't HAVE to smile.  But, you make the choice to smile.  So, in "giving" your smile to someone, you are choosing to make a difference in their life. 

Or, how about giving a hug, or even praying?  We might not ever know how much of an impact these simple, free, and loving acts of kindness will make, will we?  But, I can guarantee you this... it WILL make a difference in peoples' lives and in this world.  Just think about your own personal experience with this.  Haven't you benefited from someone's hug and smile, and their praying for you?  And, haven't you benefited from giving the same?  Yes, you have!  So, recall your own emotions of how these acts of kindness made YOU feel, and the difference it made in your life, and then go forth and return the love to others!   It doesn't take much to let others know you love and care for them.  However, it is .... a matter of the Heart.


Living a beautiful life is quite simple.... 
love others from the heart.
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