Lent is a good time for us to explore our values, and the Lenten discipline of almsgiving reminds us to cultivate the value of generosity. We tend to think of generosity as an occasional act of kindness expressed monetarily. We send a check to a charity, drop an envelope in the church basket, purchase Girl Scout cookies, or put some money in the red kettle or CRS Rice Bowl. These are indeed generous acts that tend to make us feel better about ourselves. Generosity, however, is much more than an action, and it does not always involve money. It is not a feeling that comes and goes. True generosity is a permanent disposition, an attitude, and a way of proceeding. Generosity originates in the heart. It is not an occasional action, feeling, or whim; it is an orientation toward life. Join me for this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, as we explore the value of generosity.
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