How Can I Give More to God?

At the conclusion of Great Vespers for the feast of St. Nicholas of Myra, Fr. Matthew Howell offers his thoughts about how we focus too often on what we can receive for our actions or gifts. A better way, though, is to focus on what more we can give rather than worrying about the costs or rewards that might come as a result like St. Nicholas, who gave away his money to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ who gave His entire life for our salvation. “The more you offer to God, the more blessings you receive.” Along the way, he also references JFK’s inaugural address and St. Herman’s famous saying: “From this day, from this hour, from this minute let us love God above all and fulfill His holy will.”