Last evening we had a gathering of wonderful teens who are interested in beginning a Youth Ministry group of musicians to lend a hand in enlivening our liturgies. We had a great time during the process and this gave me great hope. I couldn't help but think of the title for today's sharing. Sometimes our children are just waiting to be asked to share their time and their talents. Our teens were asked and they said "YES!"
This leads me to think of the need we have for generosity in our world. It is not that people are not generous with their time, talent and treasure, but sometimes we equate generosity with only what I can buy for or give to someone. We forget that the best things in life really are free and life-giving. Let's hope that not only our teens come to know this, but that we remind ourselves about it as well.
To give and not to count the cost. To receive and not to count the cost. To live our lives fully and not to count the cost. How free and life-giving are we?