Sunday, September 5, 2010
Opportunities for Charity
There is no shortage of opportunity to show charity toward others. We are surrounded by neighbors whom we must love. In loving them, we love God. In loving God our spiritual lives are strengthened. The Apostle Paul writes: "I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " (Acts 20:28). The writer of Hebrews says: "For you had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods, knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in heaven" (Heb. 10:34).