Be Generous and Good Hearted

Lots of soil

Greetings on this the Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1 Tm 6:13-16; PS 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5; Lk 8:4-15
Notes: Be Generous and Good Hearted? “Are you kidding me?”, some might say.

But, Yes!

Being generous and good hearted is a decision not a state of being. At least not entirely.

A decision becomes a state of being. A state of being reinforces the decision.

First reading
Keep the commandment without stain or reproach
until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ.

[He is] the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Responsorial Psalm
Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.

Alleluia Verse
Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
and yield a harvest through perseverance.

Gospel Portion
But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
they are the ones who, when they have heard the word,
embrace it with a generous and good heart,
and bear fruit through perseverance.”

A willingness to allow the Lord to change you and use you for the harvest is a key component to evangelization. For this to happen one must embrace the Good News with a generous and good heart.

In the responsorial portion today we can see hints as to how one can have a generous and good heart toward the Lord, who provides:

  • Come before the Lord in joyful song – our spirits are always lifted by good spiritual music.
  • Serve the Lord with gladness – at least not too grumpy. Feeding the hungry is serving the Lord.
  • Know the Lord is God – our Creator and our good Shepherd.
  • Thankful to the Lord – for all what He has done.
  • Bless the Lord – offer your own blessing to the Lord (as like a child kisses his mother).
  • Trust his kindness – which is forever.
  • Rely on His faithfulness – which is for all generations.

These are the elements of a Generous and Good Hearted toward the Lord.
Where seed take root.
And produce much fruit.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

One thought on “Be Generous and Good Hearted

  1. Be Generous and Good Hearted good for the ❤️

    On Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 6:27 AM Deacon Gerry Palermo wrote:

    > Gerry Palermo posted: ” Lots of soil Greetings on this the Saturday of the > Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary TimeReadings: 1 Tm 6:13-16; PS 100:1b-2, 3, > 4, 5; Lk 8:4-15Notes: Be Generous and Good Hearted? “Are you kidding me?”, > some might say. But, Yes! Being generous and” >

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