“But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you... Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth... (but) treasures in heaven.” Matthew 6:3-4, 19-20.
How attached am I to my possessions? Do I recognize that everything I have received is a gift of God? How does this influence my attitude toward giving?
Help me, lord, to grow in freedom from material goods. Give me generosity of spirit and a willingness to share with others without calculating personal cost. Amen.
(Extract from: LENT WITH POPE FRANCIS, ed by Donna Giaimo FSP © 2014, Daughters of St. Paul )