Fr. Sanctus Mario
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Faithful Giving:Breakfast with the Word Monday 34th Week Ordinary Time

Breakfast with the Word Monday 34th Week Ordinary Time Year B


Luke 21:1-4



Faithful giving is that willingness to offer anything to God. Faithful giving comes from inner conviction and decision. It is not a product of compulsion. This is when we offer a helping hand to anyone without having any other inordinate desire or intention.


Faithful giving is nothing but an honest and sincere offering to God. We do not do it to receive praises or to showcase how financially blessed we are.


It is a giving to God motivated by faith and sincere love of God. In Luke 19:8, after Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus, He promises Jesus to give half of His possession to the poor.


In Him, we can see someone who freely, cheerfully and faithful offer what He has. The widow’s offering today is a typical example of a faithful giving.




A Little Understanding


In the gospel, Jesus observes how some rich people are putting their huge offering into the temple treasury and hence comes a poverty-stricken widow who put only two coins. This single act touches the heart of Jesus because the widow gives all she had.


The money she gave was recorded as two mites or coins according to some interpretations. The value of this is just 1% of a denarius.


A denarius is one day’s wage of a normal worker. Hence the coin the widow gives is nothing but 1% of a day’s wage.


Hence, if this is all the woman has according to Jesus, it simply shows how extremely poor the widow is. And if she can despite her lack offer such to God, then it reveals how faithful she is to God.


An Attitude of Faith


This the highest act of faith; the ability to trust in God’s providence despite the magnitude of the lack.


It is like the faith of the little Isaac in Genesis 22 who believes the word of his father Abraham that God will provide even when there was no sign of the provision.


This episode hence advises us not to think twice if we willingly, wholeheartedly and without grudges decide to give.


There should be no grudges whenever we want to do anything for the sake of the love we have for God. Such acts always have a reward. Jesus’ statement in Matthew 6:1-3 about giving reveals that faithful and sincere giving go with a reward.



What it means to give Faithfully


1.It is that help we render without seeking for appreciation and recognition. Whether it comes or not, it does not affect us in any way because we know that God is our only motivation.



2. This is when we give or offer a helping hand knowing full well that God is watching whatever we do as Jesus does today. So we do it only to please God and not to make people sing our praises.



3. Despite that the widow hides her offering, Jesus knows not only what she gives, but her background and her means of living. Hence, Jesus knows the giver, the gift and the intention behind every gift we give.


The one that pleases Him is not those things we do for political reasons. They are not the ones we do so that people will sing our praises. They are those ones that truly and sincerely come from the heart.



4.This is when God is truly the motive behind the good things we do. We do not do them for the sake of becoming popular or that your people will give you an honorary title. They are not that help rendered to someone only for a selfish reason or in demand for another thing in return.




5. One special thing that touches Jesus is when we give despite the challenges and the difficulties. This is when we truly understand that God is above our challenges and can do anything despite the lack.


We do not need to count the challenges ahead if we truly decide in our hearts to help someone or offer anything to God. The gospel indicates that God appreciates even the little you can offer especially in the midst of problems. Truly there is power in giving.




6.Faithful giving is also the recognition that despite how poor we are, there is a single thing you can still offer to God. It can be a helping hand, encouragement, talent, time for someone, visiting the sick, solving a particular problem. It can also be money despite how little.




Sometimes it is not that we do not get even little, but many squander their resources more on frivolities than using it to help someone or support the church. A man squanders half a million just on drinks or to impress a friend, while there are many He can change their lives with it.




7. Sometimes our true problem is not that God is not providing our needs but we are unable to manage our resources very well. Faithful giving brings more blessings and pleases the heart of Jesus than whatever we do just to impress. Jesus says that whoever does this, has already received His reward. (Matthew 6:1-3).




May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to give from the heart. May he faithfully reward everything good you do. Amen


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  1. Eze Ezinne promise says


    1. Duru Prisca Uchechi says

      Give me your grace Lord to continue giving faithfully and also provide for me that I may continue giving Amen

  2. James Mailoushi says

    Thank you Fr. May God inspire us to give to glory of His name no matter how much it may cost us to give wholeheartedly in Jesus name, Amen

    1. Okafor faith ifunanya says


  3. Helen says

    Amen! Thank you Padre for all you allow God to do through you. More grace πŸ™πŸ™

  4. Mrs Nora Nkoli Anabiri says


  5. Obinna says


    Thank you Fr.

  6. Dr Nicholas Onyia A. says

    Amen and amen. Remain blessed fr

    1. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

      Amen thanks Padre

  7. Blessing Iortsugh says

    Amen and Amen, thank you fr.

  8. Mbama Christiana says

    Thank you Padre. May His grace be sufficient for us at all times. Amen

    1. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says


  9. Stella Ekwemalor says

    Amen,thank you Father

  10. Golu Chetachukwu Angela says

    Amen πŸ™ May the Lord open our inner hearts to receive, acknowledge live out his expectations of us, through this word, Amen.

  11. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen. Thank you Father

  12. Madu chinaza lovelyn says

    I am really motivated by this words and the teaching of giving. I pray that God gives me the grace to always give no matter the situation

  13. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr.

  14. Ochuba Ebuka says

    Giving is a gratitudinal form of evangelism

  15. Ereke Joseph says

    Giving is so good,I realized that giving faithfully makes someone happy despite the situation,my parish priest always says that when ever money enter your hand and what that comes to your mind is to give it out or use it as charity never you hesitate because to do that.

    1. Munachimso onuoha says


  16. Ereke Joseph says

    May the Lord open our eyes and mind to do the needful in due time,my parish priest always says that when ever money enter your hand and what that comes to your mind is to give it out or use it as charity never you hesitate to do that

    1. Carmela U. E. says

      Amen! & Amen! Thanks & God bless you too Fr, for this inspiring msg on faithful giving.

  17. Dr Chinwe Agwoile says

    Thanks immensely Padre for this wonderful admonition. I share in your belief about Faithful Giving. I feel fulfilled each time I do that. A long time ago, I personally made a resolve to use a certain amount as offering during masses- whether daily or Sunday masses. It doesn’t matter whether I attend mass twice or more in a day, neither does it matter whether am broke or not. On special occasions, I augment the amount like when I need to offer masses for birthdays,etc of myself, family members and friends or other special favors or requests. God has been Faithful to me as I feel satisfied doing that. Remain richly blessed.’, Padre.

  18. ANGELA MADU says


  19. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Amen. Thanks padre

  20. Eze Blessing Chinasa says

    Amen, thank you Fr.

    1. Emilia Arinze says

      The giving without expecting anything in return . the giving that can hurt because you gave from the heart. May God help us to know really the meaning of faithful giving ,giving without looking back amen

  21. Wilson Akpotaire says

    Amen… THANKS Padre

  22. Nnopuechi Emmanuel says

    In God I trust.

  23. Onyema Maryann Anurika says


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  27. Charles Ndubuisi says

    father Bless and Prosper my business and efforts that I may be of Help to people around me. amen

  28. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus for this special breakfast this morning,. Father help me to understand that whatever I have comes from you that I may not relent in giving them back to you through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

  29. IBENEME Chisom says


  30. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning

  31. Ndukwe Amanda says

    Amen Fr.

    May God help me always to give faithfully

  32. Okonkwo onyinye says


  33. Margaret Awum says

    Amen πŸ™

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  39. David Sunday Edore says

    Amen, I pray God gives us the grace to give wholeheartedly even with the little received. Thanks so much, Padre.

  40. Mbama Christiana says


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  48. Amadi Deborah says

    I pray that through the interction of our mother Mary and Angel Raphael, we will have the grace to be a Faithful giver. Amen

  49. Eze Juliana Nkechi says


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  51. Ify obinwa says

    Amennnnn.. God help us to give not grudgingly. Thank you padre

  52. Regina Mobu says


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  54. Eneh Chioma Maureen says

    May the almighty God give me the heart to give freely through Christ who Lord Amen.

  55. Nwatu Nneka P says

    Amen thanks and same to you Friar.

  56. Cecilia.U.Christopher says


  57. Dodoh Peter Anthony says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  58. Ugwu Obianuju G says


  59. Okafor faith ifunanya says


  60. Godwin Odah says

    Amen πŸ‘.
    May God instill in us the grace to give without grudges, and never to seek for praises from the people we lend a helping hand, through Christ our Lord…. Amen.

  61. Elizabeth kiio says


  62. Ifeoma Ugwueze says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™

  63. Francess Odunze says


  64. Onah Lilian says

    AmπŸ™en, God bless you too. Amen

  65. Chisom Egwudike says


  66. Ighekpe Agbodesi Winifred says

    Thank you God for your words.

  67. Vivian Elochukwu says

    Thanks a lot Padre. oh Lord help us to give freely without expecting rewards or praises from anybody Amen

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  72. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Lord help me. May I give even from the little I have.Amen

  73. Ugwu Josephine Nnenna. says

    Amen. Remain blessed Padre.

  74. Cordelia Agudosi says


  75. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre God bless you plenty πŸ™

  76. Theomaris says

    May the good Lord grant me the grace to always give from my heart. Amen πŸ™

  77. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  78. Adimora Maryrose says

    Amen. Thank you Fr

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  81. Ani Chinonyelum Emmanuella says

    Amen. Ok, thanks Padre , God bless you abundantly

  82. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen and Amen

  83. Amalu Gloria says

    Fr good morning, help me to thank the almighty God and the intercession of our blessed mother Mary and the St Raphael for granted Visa to me to go UK and visit my daughter. This very pray group 17 has helped me a lot since I joined them. In short all my prayers request has been answered just remaining few and I know the faithful God will answer me those ones . May almighty name be glorified in Jesus name Amen. Fr. God is used u in this prayer group home of Victory is really a home of Victory. May all members help me to thank God in Jesus mighty name we pray Amen. My heavenly father will continue to strengthen u and shower his blessings upon you fr , thanks so much and may almighty God grant u ur heart desires in Jesus name Amen.

  84. Esimekara Nnenna says


  85. Jane chuks says

    Amen πŸ™Œ

  86. Nnametu chioma Michelle says

    Amen and Amen πŸ™πŸ™

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  89. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    GOD please give me the GRACE of Faithful Giving πŸ™

  90. Egbon chinedu Carey says

    Powerful message

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  93. Michael Uzoechiena says

    Amen Padre and God’s Divine wisdom and strength.

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