Generosity

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“The bread which you keep belongs to the hungry; that coat which you preserve in your wardrobe, to the naked, those shoes which are rotting in your possession, to the shoeless; that gold which you have hidden in the ground, to the needy.  Wherefore, as often as you are able to help others and refuse, so often did you do them wrong.”
Saint Augustine 354-430 A.D. –early Christian bishop in Hippo, North Africa.

I’m writing this for myself–not for you really, unless you’re wanting to be reminded.  So easy for me to spend, bringing home bags and bags from Target or the market, when around me, really not so far away are people who truly need.  Why is it so tricky being generous?  How can I keep so much?   Lord have mercy.

Augustine picture thanks to–365rosaries.blogspot.com

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