Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
- 2 Corinthians 9:7
The loving joy of the first Christians was what attracted so many outsiders to ask what they might believe that made it possible. Would that joy had remained an essential of the faith down through the ages. Instead, far too often a frowning countenance was the Christian face. Let’s recapture that first happiness today.
May we pray for the grace to offer delight and welcome to those we meet today.