Lord Jesus, You came to tell us that the meaning of life consists in giving. You told us that those who cling too tightly to what they have-without thought for you or others- end up losing everything. You gave us new
values by which to measure the worth of a person’s life.
Help us to realize it is not worldly success or riches or fame that gives life meaning. Rather it is the service given to you and others that bring fulfillment and makes our lives worthwhile.
May all our activity help build God’s kingdom: our obedience bring true freedom, our generosity increase love, our suffering bear generous fruit, our death lead to eternal life.