To give our mite
Generous in all sincerity
Whatever that may be
Life’s greatest joy
Love’s cherished gift
Guarding things closely
Greed or fright overrule us
Do we cling distressed
Comparing uncertain? …
Shall we consider our offering?
What we have to give
Is unique to each one
Greater than wealth can buy
What good do we crave?
Now give of it freely!
Just look around you and offer.
A smile a touch a friendly word
Says you’re valued and not alone
A penny a need a lift a deed
Given with humble helping hands
Times of plenty and great celebration
Or a world of chaos loss or suffering
Making days brighter lifting spirits higher
Let’s give our mite to show we care
… and make an offering
“What we have to give is unique to each one.” I read that and thought of what I read this morning by Thomas Kelly in A Testament of Devotion. “The Loving Presence does not burden us equally with all things.” Kelly was speaking to church workers who need to say No as well as Yes to responsibility.
Yes! I like the way he said that! … Discerning what we are to give requires much prayer and thought.