I honestly don’t have a generous bone in my body. It’s terrible.
Some people are naturally giving, scattering their resources with joy and never counting the cost.
How very much I wish I were one of them.
I am at heart simply a selfish person.
My sisters remember from our childhood how bad I was at sharing.
All my giving is an act of conscious will that I sometimes have to just force myself to do—not a great characteristic for a priest.
That’s why I so desperately need our gospel story today, and why I pray so often for God to teach me to be generous.
Selfishness is a basic human trait, but underneath it there is something deeper: fear. Continue reading