My Life with God

The Burden and Responsibility of Excess

heres-a-woman-biking-with-baskets-to-sell-in-a-market-in-myanmarWhen you reap the harvest in your field, and you forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow. When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you must not glean what is left. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt. Therefore I am commanding you to do this. (Deuteronomy 24:19-22)

Be less stingy. Be more generous.

What can you share today? Space in your home? Your car? Your wallet?

We live with excess, yet we constantly try to scoop it all up and carry the load in our pockets and aprons.