Who is really hungry? I mean, really!

Jesus said “sell all you have and give to the poor and you will have more than you need.” I ask “why? Why do I have to sell all I have and give it to the poor?” Why?
It’s a good question. Certainly goes against what all of us have been raised to believe. Money is an issue for all of us. It makes us feel good, and happy, and content, and safe. So. The more you have the better you feel. Makes sense.
In fact it is so protecting, it is easy to lose sight of where we are not at ease and that is in our relationship, our connect, with God.
The value of giving to the poor is twofold. It helps those who need it. There are people who really do need it. But it is also an outward expression of grace. In a way it is saying by action, “I do towards others as God has done towards me.” None of us can earn any relationship with God. Yet it is this God we seek relationship with that entered our world. Why? Could it be that God knows we need that relationship? Grace is God’s presence in the depth of our heart no matter where we may be inside. Just because.
What more could you ask for or need? Do for others as God has done for you. There you have it.

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