Commentary on the Gospel of
YOU WILL RECEIVE… GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN SHAKEN TOGETHER RUNNING OVER
I love this scriptural passage because it is so vivid and graphic in its description of the bountifulness of one’s reward when one is generous. In my life I have seen the effect of what I call “extravagant generosity.” In a convent, a Sister asked excuse from her superior for having missed lauds because she overslept. The Superior said, “I knew you would be late because you were still at your computer late in the night”. In another house, a Sister also asked her Superior the same excuse. The Superior said: “Sister, I think you really are tired why don’t you sleep longer this whole week.” The Sister was overwhelmed by her Superior’s generosity. She slept longer for 2 days and on the third day decided she did not need it anymore and woke up for Lauds. See the difference? My Sister one time paid a tricycle driver 500 pesos instead of the actual fare of 60 pesos. You should see the face of the driver light up like an electric bulb and promptly treated her co-tricycle drivers to a halo-halo (dessert) blow-out. Don’t just be generous. Be extravagantly generous!