‘Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.’ ~Frank A.Clark
How do you describe a generous person? One explanation is someone who is warm hearted and who delights in ensuring the happiness and welfare of others. In Irish there is one single word that sums it all up and it’s to be flaithiúlacht. There are many examples where God is generous or flaithiúlacht. In the wedding story at Cana, Jesus asked that the jars be filled with water but goes a step further by saying, ‘fill them to the brim’. In another story a huge number of fish are caught by the disciples who had given up on catching any. The fish are so many that the nets begin to tear and extra boats are called to help. God is lavish, generous and flaithiúlacht. When we think we least deserve God’s generosity is the moment when God is most generous.