FaithSpring’s 40-day Lent Challenge 2019
Day 12, Monday, March 18:Give Anything to Anyone
Today’s challenge is the first challenge of a week focused on Giving. Wait! Don’t go running for the hills just yet! Giving doesn’t have to be related to money. In fact, most giving has nothing to do with financial resources. Rather, most giving is more closely related to the many different intangible gifts that each of us possess that can greatly benefit others.
What kinds of gifts are we referring to? It may be the gift of a smile, encouragement, or laughter. It could also be the gift of a phone call, text, or note card in the mail. Sure, the most basic gifts such as food and clothing are abundantly needed, but so is the simple encouragement of someone who is having a difficult day.
Today, consider giving anything to anyone who asks and keep an eye open for ways to give to those who don’t ask. Sometimes, just a willing heart can give someone Hope and Purpose, and these may be the greatest gifts that we can give to anyone!
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” (Matthew 10:40-42, NRSV).