May 14 2012
Let all you do flow out of your poverty, for it is only from your poverty that God’s fountain of generosity springs forth…
Mark 12:44 “…She, from her poverty, has contributed all she had…”
“My children, what do you have that belongs completely to you? Everything you have is a gratuitous gift from your beloved Abba. Then why do you hold back? Does not this Father of yours shower you with blessings? Enter into his generosity, then, and give back to God everything he has given you. See your poverty and embrace it. Let all you do flow out of your poverty, for it is only from your poverty that God’s fountain of generosity springs forth. Meditate on the poverty of Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who embraced the poverty of the human condition in order to let loose the fountain of God’s generosity over sinful man. My children, be humble, be little. Blessed are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus, my greatest poverty is my weakness. I offer you, merciful Abba, all my weakness, and with it every gift and grace you have given me. Help me to participate in your generosity with a loving, grateful heart, for your glory and for the sake of all those you place in my path. Jesus, I trust in you. Help me to desire to embrace poverty as completely as you did. Amen.