And in this he brought to my mind the property of a glad giver. Always a glad giver pays little attention to the thing he gives, but all his desire and intent is to please and comfort the one to whom he gives. And if the receiver takes the gift gladly and thankfully, then the courteous giver counts all his cost and effort as nothing, because of the joy and delight he has and because he has pleased and comforted the one he loves.
— Upper Room Spiritual Classics: Writings of Julian of Norwich, Edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
—2 Corinthians 9:7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, our Maker, Lover, and Keeper,
Thank you for the everlasting love you have for all you have made.
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