If we were asked what we would like to improve in our Christian walk, we would likely say things like knowing the Word better, loving our neighbor, being more faithful in our lives, knowing how to talk about our faith more effectively, etc. But, the word of God adds one that might not be as high on the list in our minds: God wants us to grow in our generosity.
We have an understandably human reaction when we do something generous for someone else: we expect to be thanked. After all, we just went out of our way to do something above and beyond, and it’s just the natural thing to do that they would thank us. But, you know what? When we’re generous with others, we should be grateful, too.