JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, it is not the amount you give that matters; but rather, the amount of openness of your heart. When you give from a place of poverty, you contribute more to your Father’s treasure than when you give from a place of wealth. This is true of money, and it’s equally true of love and care.
When you’re beaten down and yet still you comfort your neighbor, you’re acting from a place of emotional and spiritual poverty. You’re giving all you have, which cleans your heart of any lingering anger or greed or mistaken feelings. And with a clean heart comes clean eyes, which let in more of the light your Father and I have to bestow on you. Receiving Our light, in turn, helps keep your heart pure.
So please do not waste even a moment shaming yourself over the tangible total of your contributions. Instead, feel glad of what you have given on the intangible level—your Father’s level—and consider giving more in the form of gracious, loving prayers for the well-being of others.
Do you have time now? Close your eyes, still your mind and release any tension in your body. Join with Me in love and feel the Holy Spirit lift your spirit in joy. Ask Me what your heart hopes for, like, Jesus, please send Your healing nourishment to those who are poor and hungry. Feel My love fill you up and imagine it traveling through you (thanks to the Spirit) to those in need. You’ll see the world more clearly and cleanly from your lovely place in Me.
“But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.”