5th November 2018 Monday 31st Week in Ordinary Time
Philippians 2:1-4, Luke 14:12-14
“Never accept pay for a kindness”
Jesus looked at the Pharisee’s heart and knew his intention. He invited people with the selfish expectation of gaining more in return.
Jesus did not mean that we cannot invite our friends and relatives for a good meal. However, He wants us to look at our hearts and truly give, share, care and help others without the desire of being paid back in kind. As His disciples, we should also show mercy and generosity to those in the periphery of our society.
True giving comes from a heart full of love. Let us give freely without expectations for personal gain and benefit.
Questions for reﬂection:
How can I give freely and joyfully to those in need of my help today?