Love to the end – the virtue of generosity

St John begins his account of  Christ’s Passion saying that “having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” Our Lord goes on to give his disciples the “new commandment” to love one another as he has loved us. We too are called to love “to the end”, beyond what comes easy, generously. In this meditation we consider:

  • Our Lady’s generosity in her visitation to Elizabeth and at Calvary
  • There is a big difference among people, some of whom are very generous and others selfish
  • After we die, people will remember us for our generosity, if we truly lived this virtue
  • Scriptural passages in which Christ and St Paul praise generosity
  • Stories of generosity
  • Ways of being generous first at home, in the family
  • Ways of living this virtue with those around us