What Do We Have to Offer God

‘I gave you a land you had not tilled and cities you had not built to dwell in.You have eaten of vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’ So said the Lord to the Israelites, and so might He speak to us all. Everything we have: life, breath, family, hopes, dreams, loves, and every sort of gift and talent. God gave it all to us, all unearned. He gave it and He continues to give it day-by-day even when we're at our worst.

When we catch a glimpse of the immensity of God's gifts and how little we've done to earn them, our minds stumble. From the depths of our souls, we want to say thanks and give thanks, but how do we do that?

We shrug our shoulders and shake our heads. What do we have to give to God? Just one thing: the very gifts that God is giving us, we can give to His people. God is a good father and that's all He asks: ‘Carry your gifts to those of my children who need them.’

And we must respond: ‘I will, Lord. I will.’

Holy Father, May life grant us wellness of body, spirit, and mind. And in our moments of meaning, may we serve You, so that we may serve others, without restrictions. For each time we give, we give in Your name! Amen


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