I really like the man who needs the food. I just did not have the best attitude about gathering up a food box for him right then. I did it, and I was generous, but I was not very cheerful. In fact, the term "God loves a cheerful giver!" popped to mind and I said, well, sorry, today that is asking a bit much, Lord. So, even if I was technically being a blessing to another, I am pretty sure that I won't get any extra credit for being so unhappy about Cary asking me to do it.
I also pondered on the "Giving from your excess is easy; giving from your necessity is much more difficult." Man, that is so true! Even though I truly believe in "You cannot out give the Lord.", I would rather give out of my excess. I am not really selfish, but I am trying to be a good steward of what we have. I have lots of faith, but what if God doesn't choose to give me the never ending bottle of vitamin drops like he gave Corrie ten Boom? I'm just saying.
I feel like the boy in the following story, and not like the father. Sometimes I am like the father, but right now I'm not. I hope that you enjoy the story, get something out if it, and are a more cheerful giver than I am.