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The Reign of God as generosity. Comments to: adebelak@redeemerluth.com

The Reign of God as generosity is poised to press us on into a life that is much more than we ever thought possible. Generosity can do that. When we are gifted for no reason - gifted for simply being present - gifted without expectation, it has the power of making us turn our heads. We turn our heads when we cannot believe that which we just saw or hear. "Did you see that!?" "Did you hear that!?!" It is not so much a question as it is an amazement. It is something we really see or hear but it is also something outside the box of everyday life and therefore it carries a bit of a question with it. The Reign of God as generosity will shake us and it will disturb us and it may not be the kind of stuff we want to hear or see. And yet, the generosity of this Reign never ceases because of we are able to grasp or understand. The Generosity happens and we are at times grasped by it and changed.

O God of New Life and All Hopefulness, expand our day again with your generous love. Amen.