I am aware of how conditional my generosity can often be – in my own time rather than totally spontaneous – though that does happen sometimes. So I am humbled by Renate’s offering to the world.
I am also conscious that I often do not “delight” in the actual act of giving – it is often just that something needs doing or giving and it is as if filling the gap is enough. I can delight in the response of the person and often delight in someone’s good news and am happy for them.
Another factor I have noticed is where does thriftiness become stinginess? Being of the ”make do and mend” generation it can be hard to be wasteful but I can feel how it can close my heart to myself and others if it flips into a kind of stinginess.