GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
We all know that guy. He's the smartest, most talented, coolest, richest, and basically just most fabulous person you'd ever want to meet.
Oh, yeah, and he's magnanimous. A real giver. A people person; a true Bill Gates, with LeBron's mad skills and Ghandi's humanitarianism. He's totes awesome; just ask him.
Giving of yourself is not only about monetary donations or big, over-the-top, public displays of self-promotion, you dig? And being brilliant means never having to say so. Humility is not only the right thing to do and be, it's completely cool and makes you crazy attractive.
So, let's all be kind...and caring...and decent...and respectful. Keep it classy, yo.
R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 12:38-44 In the course of his teaching Jesus said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation." He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, "Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood."