Learn more about St. Lawrence: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=366
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/081018.cfm
Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written:
He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.
The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
When we love the Lord and take His word to our hearts, a bountiful harvest has been planted. In order to keep it growing we need to sow those seeds in others. The more we share the word of God, the bigger our harvest. The joy of the Lord is easy to share and makes it easy to plant seeds. When you love the Lord, your joy knows no bounds! Share it with others, spread love and joy, it is so much easier than hatred and suspicions. What do you spread? Who do you love?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am filled with your joy and hope! Sharing it is such a joy and seeing others hear and believe is amazing. I give you my praise and thanks, Amen!
Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.