Practicing Generosity in Thought, Word, and Deed
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
We have reached another Saturday in our Advent walk together, and again it is time to pause and integrate what we have learned this week. With Christmas just a few days away, it is the perfect time to take a few moments to reflect on what we are learning about generosity.
This week we focused on being generous with God, and what generosity looks like when it is grounded in our faith, and what it looks like when it is rooted in our ego.
Brian Cole started our week with a story about his kindergarten report card where he received an “N” for Needs Improvement when it came to sharing well with others. His reflection was a reminder that we, even as adults, are no different from five-year-old Brian in that there is continued room for improvement for us all when it comes to sharing with others and with God.
Making It Personal: In reviewing your notes and reflections this week around the theme of being generous with God, what did you learn? Did you have any new insights about generosity, and did you have the chance to talk with anyone else about what you are learning? You might want to take a moment and reflect on any thoughts, words, or deeds from this week that you found to be significant. Finally, you may want to reflect on the quote above from Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Follow along with us this Advent season with our daily devotional and engage in discussion in our closed facebook group moderated by The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner & The Rev. Jan Kwiatowski.
In this group, participants will have a chance to share their responses to the prompts in the daily readings, and also the chance to receive additional material for reflection.