Monday, November 25, 2013

Giving is not a One Time Thing!

The story in the Gospel of St. Luke, 
chapter 21, verses 1-4,
about the poor widow giving 2 copper coins
is difficult for me to deal with.

Jesus says she with her meager offering
gave much more than the rich people
who put in much more money.
It is true, hers was a sacrificial offering.
She gave much more than she could afford!

How much did it cost me to give
what I gave to the victims of Haiyan?

I have to confess that after what we gave,
we still eat good food, 
my son was able to watch Catching Fire, 
and I was able to buy a gift for a wedding. 
Jesus is watching and
He won't say, "Patsy gave of her livelihood."

Yesterday was Christ the King Sunday,
instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925
in response to the secularism,
the atheistic and totalitarian regimes of that time.

Christ came to establish His Kingdom.
And His Kingdom is not like the Kingdoms of this world.
People admire philanthropists 
who give millions to charity.
Would they see, like Jesus, the poor widow
who gave 2 copper coins?
Would they laud her for it?

It takes courage to live as a 
child of the RESURRECTION.
To live with Kingdom values.
But it is a step by step growth.

When my salary comes at the end of the month,
I can open my heart a little wider
and give more.
Giving is not a one time thing!

I am soooo grateful to the wonderful wonderful
people around the world who are one with us
during this difficult time!
And so many people, doctors from all around the world, 
even went to Tacloban and to the other stricken areas
to help amidst the most inadequate facilities.

If you would like to open your heart again,
If you would like to donate,
you can course your help through

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose
Visit her blog to see her
fabulous paintings and other
things to inspire you!


  1. Beautiful, as always, Patsy! 2 Corinthians 9:11 says that God will "enrich us in every thing to all bountifulness" in other words, He gives us more than we need, so that we can be generous with what He has blessed us with. This does not always equate to money. We can give sacrificially in other ways as well. I'm thankful to God that you are seeing the overflow of that blessing in the Philippines during this time of need.

  2. Patty This is just beautiful. Giving is a heart thing.Thank you for sharing this amazing artwork with us.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. You are such a blessing Patsy!


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
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