“Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.” (Matthew 10:8)

This is one of the essential instructions Jesus gave to his disciples; it is a true sign of discipleship. Those endowed with Jesus’ grace for healing and preaching display the mark of meekness. They understand that their gifts are never to lead to richness or power or vainglory.

Jesus has been very clear that “You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24). It is incongruent for a disciple of Christ to say “I am for Christ” while expecting or craving worldly rewards. This is true for all of us.

May God help us every day to share our gifts according to Jesus’ instructions.

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