Words from Jesus about almsgiving:
Jesus must have known people who were giving as a way of showing off to others. They gave to those in need (charities) as a way to prove to others they were holy, and even “holier” than those around them. As a result, they received a good deal of praise for their actions.
It’s something to think about . . . Do we give to others because we care, or do we give to see our name emblazoned in stone for others to admire? You can read more of what Jesus said in chapter 6 of Matthew’s gospel. (If you don’t have a bible, just google “Matthew 6 3 ” or “Matthew 6”.)
Until next time, Amen!