Have you noticed notice how God has gifted us both with life and the natural capability to give? As icons of God, created in His image and likeness, we are already designed by God to give. It’s almost involuntary, and our choice really is how much to give. We read in today’s Epistle that the more or less we give, we will receive in the same proportion, and this is true in many parts of our life. In school, the more we invest in learning, the greater chance we make good grades and eventually succeed. In life, if we invest nothing, we will receive no profit. How about in Church or in relationships with others? I’ve noticed in my family life and as a parent, the more attention and time I spend with my children, the more they thrive and our relationship grows stronger. However, not only do they thrive, but indirectly I’m also thriving. When I join people from Church is serving the homeless each month, not only do those in need receive food and the God’s Good News for an evening, but I’m also pleased that I can share with others what God has given me in abundance. That results in more thanksgiving by all people involved, directed back toward God for all His rich blessings in our lives. I encourage you all to think about God’s many gifts in your life: your family, health, good jobs, food, free time, money. Please think about how you can be the sower, ultimately like God our Heavenly Father, and be a cheerful giver of your time to others. There are many opportunities to join your friends in serving the poor this November, both in providing food for one day at Interfaith and collecting clothes to share with those in need.