The Measure with which you give!!!

Monday, 17-03-2014

St. Patrick

Readings of the day:

Daniel 9:4-10
Psalm 79:8-9, 11, 13
Luke 6:36-38


“The measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you”. -Luke 6:38

For everyone who seeks for mercy must in turn be merciful. For anyone who seek forgiveness must in turn forgive. Who haven received forgiveness should not grant it in return? God in his love expect us to extend the hand of love and goodness to everyone we met(for he never tires of giving us this ourselves).

There is always a temptation to raise the bar overly high for others, to expect total perfection, but in all this, we should know people can fail sometimes. We do fail sometimes! But in our failure, we get to move on. Would our hands be there to grab people when they fail? As God grabs us when we fail. Who knows whether it would be our turn tomorrow? We should always do everything in the spirit of Love.

In the words of St. Paul, “Let everything you do be done in Love”. – 1Corinthians 16:14

In recognition of St. Patrick this day, his work cannot be forgotten with the people of ireland. He gave his all, and in return he was blessed for it(that’s one reason he is highly honored there).

May God help us, we pray.

Peace and Love of Christ


About Michael Ogundele

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7 Responses to The Measure with which you give!!!

  1. saurabhdeswal says:

    But then the world would be full of sinners and beggars who would become habitual of being idle and irresponsible


    • So, you say “the world would be full of sinners and beggars”, what way would you suggest we do in order to help those that don’t have? Should we just ignore them? Moreover, what do you describe as “sin”?


      • ‘Sin’ is anything which is immoral or unethical. Giving money for nothing encourages laziness and tendency to become dependent.
        Those who are poor can be encouraged by creating more Job opportunities in fields like art , so that they feel responsible for themselves.


      • ‘Giving money for nothing’ does not necessarily encourages laziness. If we are to go by your premise, no one is going to extend help to anyone again then(including the UN that render aid to nations that lost their properties in disasters). Giving to those who are not willing to work when they can is to encourage laziness. Not all those that are poor are in this category, what about those that can’t work for themselves?

        I agree that creating job opportunities would help relieve the society of poor people, pending that time, do we just fold our hands? Let us then work together to build a good society for ourselves where the poor can benefit from, but until then, we shouldn’t be uncharitable.


    • Giving to the poor does not mean giving to those who would escape labor in order to receive alms(that would amount to mounting on a vice), it means giving to “deserving individuals” who does not have a means of feeding himself or struggling with poverty.


      • Except for those who are sick and dependent , nobody is poor. World does run on charity , it runs on hard work and sincerity.


      • Well, I totally agreed with you my friend that we give the sick and the dependent. What do you mean by “nobody is poor”?, why give them if they are “rich”? I do agree the world does not run on charity in a sense, Hard work and sincerity is indeed the resource plus other virtues in place, that does not mean the world is blind to charity. Still trying to get your view! Kindly explain more on what you have against charity.


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