Let Us Pray
Dear Lord, created in your image and likeness, I know that I only discover myself in the sincere gift of myself. You are the giver and I am most alive when I live in your generosity and imitate your generosity. I pray for the grace to be detached from my possessions and be generous with them.
Scripture for Reflection
"Give in proportion to what you own. If you have great wealth, give alms out of your abundance; if you have but little, do not be afraid to give alms even of that little. You will be storing up a goodly treasure for yourself against the day of adversity. For almsgiving delivers from death and keeps one from entering into Darkness. Almsgiving is a worthy offering in the sight of the Most High for all who practice it" (Tobit 4:8–11).