Tired of Feeling Greedy? Embrace Munificence!


When we spend all our energy trying to make more money, we sometimes lose sight of what we should do with all that money. Usually, the inordinate desire for money (greed) stems from fear – fear of not having enough money to live comfortably. That fear is the devil at work on your weak spot. The devil tells you that you can only rely on yourself, and that God won’t be there for you. He further convinces you that the only person you can trust is you. So, you work hard to accumulate money. This can be exhausting – zapping you of all joy in life. You can have all the money in the world, and still be miserable in your greed. Want a surefire cure for greed? Embrace Munificence!

Embrace Munificence

Munificence is a funny sounding word, but it is a virtuous action that will bring you much joy. You know the old saying, “It is better to give than to receive.” Why? Because when we give from our excess, especially to those who could never repay the kindness, we receive joy! Doing something good for others in need, alleviates their suffering. And when we do that by acknowledging at the same time the merit of poverty for ourselves regarding eternal life, we are munificent.
So, if greediness tires you out, then consider these suggestions, and embrace munificence. Read more...

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