When did we see you hungry and feed you?
When have you seen someone who was truly hungry? Were you able to give them anything? How did that make you feel?
Would you have felt any different if you had given it to Jesus himself?
Many times, we feel awkward giving to people in need. We don’t know them. We don’t know what they’ll do with our gift. But that uneasiness would be gone if we pictured Jesus as the recipient of our gift.
Whenever you feel that God is giving you an opportunity to share what you have with those who have a lot less, you have the option of imagining God’s hands around yours as you offer your gift, or you could imagine Jesus receiving what you give.
Either way is fine, but the point is that you must realize that God wants to participate in our generosity.
God created us to need Him and to need each other. Withholding from God and from each other causes a blockage in the flow of God’s gifts to all of his children.
True generosity turns the valve wide open.