Paul talks to us in 2 Corinthians about the ‘gracious act of giving’.
When I read the word ‘giving’ in the Bible, I most often think about money and that’s the context Paul is using in this part of his letter to the Corinthians.
We know that it’s important to our relationship with God that we can generously give our money back to him. Today I am reminded of some other gracious acts that can support God’s message of love to the people around us:
*giving smiles to people we don’t know when we’re doing errands. Will anyone be surprised when you do this?
*cleaning out our drawers, closets and garages so we can give away things we’re not using to people who can really use them.
*freely giving words of encouragement throughout our day. This will surprise some people, too.
*giving people the opportunity to go ahead of us in line at the store or go ahead of us as we drive down the road.
Any other ideas?