This is a daily game to guide you along your Spiritual Progression Path™. Daily Affirmation, Mentation Question, Quote, Scripture and Prayer Read slooowwwly and let the words sink in. It's up to you to find out how they apply to "your" Life.
What type of gain am I most interested in receiving? Material gain? Ego gain? Spiritual gain?
"Freely you have received, freely give."
I give because it is the right thing to do.
For a more enriching experience, go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, thank You for this bold awareness on giving. In the times we currently live, it is common to expect payment for every little thing we do. Common courtesy or a helping hand has been lost for the sake of a buck. There are some things in Life that should not have a payment or a payback associated with it, especially when someone needs aid, help, assistance or comfort. There are many times throughout the day when I should just step up and help because it is the right thing to do. When I give, the Good feeling I receive in return should be all that I need. Certainly, no one is expected to work for free, but helping, comforting, assisting, answering and aiding those who have limited options should be a no-brainer and that should not be work. I understand there are professions and careers that include helping, comforting, assisting, answering and aiding those who have limited options, but I am understanding this from a more personal perspective, wherein we are to give and share the knowledge that Jesus has taught us. How could one charge a fee for what Jesus taught us for free? That would be like charging a fee to view this Spiritual Progression Path, or charging a fee to read the prayer section or to read the affirmations section or to read the novenas, angels and saints sections. Some things do not have price tags attached to them.
Jesus charged His apostles with several tasks and instructed them to trust the process. Jesus gave to them his teachings and instructed them to give what they were given. In other words, spread the word and tell your friends and don't charge any money for what I have taught you. If others did not want to accept what they had to give, then they were to hit the road and move on to the next person. Jesus reminded the apostles not to worry and that they would be taken care of and provided for, just as they were attempting to do for others. That is such a cool awareness! Thank You for this wonderful reflection today and reminding me to give, simply because I was given to and just because I can.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
7 And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.
9 Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts,
10 no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food.
11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it, and stay with him until you depart.
12 As you enter the house, salute it.
13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town.
15 Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomor'rah than for that town.
The Gospel of the Lord Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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