Thursday, June 14, 2018
Jesus says that before you go to give your gift to the altar, make sure you have made peace with your fellow man.
His advice makes me conscious of how poorly we take care of each other. I have a friend who takes one blind man and one cripple shopping each week. But that kind of generosity is sadly rare among us. Another man who stands out in my mind, a priest named Phil, seemed to feel he was in debt to anyone in need. But another priest friend of mine and I saw some people in trouble crossing a stream. We mentioned it to Phil, and with that, he stood up asking, "Well, what are we going to do for those people?"
Such generosity is rare.