For all of them have contributed out of their abundance… Giving at the most difficult times in our life can be a challenge. We desperately want to hold on to what little we have whether it be money, goods or even a way of living or a certain way of thinking. It’s a struggle to believe that by letting some of these things go we may be allowing space for a certain peace to take it’s place. It is a peace that passes all understanding. It is a peace that opens us up to the mystery of redemption and resurrection eagerly waiting to happen. If what we’ve been doing isn’t working, perhaps it’s time to we try another way. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain. …but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on. Take time to remember – God is greater.
…if you say so I will let down the nets. Luke 5:1-11 They’d worked all night and hadn’t caught anything! But all that was about to change. Catching fish in the daytime was unheard of and simply wasn’t when the job got done. Simon Peter had no reason to believe they would catch anything. Yet judging from his response, what did he have to lose? As a result of his obedience he was greatly rewarded. Achieving dreams and goals is hard work. We must be willing to “cast our net” one more time, even when to us, it seems futile. As children of the Most High, we have everything to gain and the only way we lose something we don’t have is if we stop casting the net.