What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Give from what you have
“Give alms from what you have and you will be cleaned”. So what does Jesus refer to when he says from what you have? Is this material giving or giving from that place where he created us or both? For me today it is from the internal, the gifts of truth, integrity, honesty, love and compassion. If we give freely from here then everything else falls in to place.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying to me today?
I have the authority and power to make decisions that benefit me and others. Today instead of lining my own pockets which was what I was going to do, I will make decisions that are not from my head but from within my heart where I live with Jesus.
Guide me to give what I have as it all come from you.
Let me make decisions that you are happy with
Jesus had just finished speaking when a Pharisee invited him to dine at his house. He went in and sat down at the table. The Pharisee saw this and was surprised that he had not first washed before the meal. But the Lord said to him, ‘Oh, you Pharisees! You clean the outside of cup and plate, while inside yourselves you are filled with extortion and wickedness. Fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside too? Instead, give alms from what you have and then indeed everything will be clean for you.’