Homily begins at 21:00.
We believe that being a disciple of Jesus, following him, means giving over every part of our lives to him, including the financial part of our lives.
First fruits: We give the first fruits to God. Giving our best... not our leftovers.
Do I trust God first or do I trust myself first? Do I give intentionally? Or, by accident? Do I give God my first fruits or what's left over?
“It is really fun being generous.”
“I am third.” God is first. Others are second. I am third. This is true for relationships, our time, our priorities, and our money. We are called to give to God first, to others second, and then ourselves.