THE GRACES OF GOD ARE ABUNDANT
whoever sows little will also reap little and whoever sows generously will also reap generously”. 7Give each one as he has decided in his heart, without regret or constraint; for God "loves a cheerful giver." 8God is able to fill you with every kind of grace, so that in everything you may always have what you need and still have enough for every good work, 9as it is written: “He gave generously, he gave to the poor; his justice remains forever”. 10He who gives seed to the sower and will give him bread for food, he himself will multiply your seeds and increase the fruits of your righteousness. 11In this way you will be enriched in everything, and you will be able to practice every kind of liberality, which, through us, will result in thanksgiving to God. Happy is he who respects the Lord! Happy is the man who respects the Lord / and who loves his law dearly! / His offspring will be strong on earth, / blessed the generation of upright men! – R.2. There will be glory and wealth in your house, / and the good you have done remains forever. / He is upright, generous and compassionate, / as light shines in darkness for the righteous. – R. 3. He shares his goods with the poor, † the good he has done remains forever, / and his glory and power will increase from him. – R. Whoever loves me will really keep my word / and my Father will love him, and to him we will come (Jn 14:23). At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: 1“Take care not to do your justice in front of men, just to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will not receive the reward of your Father who is in heaven.