Monday 27 November 2023

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Monday 27 November 2023

Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20. Glory and praise forever – Daniel 3:52-56. Luke 21:1-4.

Give with our hearts

Parents are blessed with moments where precious gifts are presented by small children who are immensely proud of what they have given. Elaborate gifts from others who have little time but sufficient wealth sit in contrast to the child’s gift. Many times I have worn crazy earrings or other embellishments on Mother’s Day but the pride and love of that small person brings it all into perspective. Luke is telling us that the same is found in divine gift giving. What God wants is what we can truly give with our hearts, things that are valuable because of the effort that we have put into the action. It is easy to take on a comparative frame of mind with gift giving too. Giving back to God what has been given to us is important as seen in Daniel and his friends in the first reading. We can never match God’s providence but we can give back with our hearts and souls.

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