The Joy of Generosity

27 June 2021

Topic: Giving, Joy, Love, Pentecost

Sermon given by The Rev. Nathan Stomberg on 5 Pentecost (6/27/2021).

For those who live in the United States, the ingredients of worldly happiness are right there in front of us. Almost anything we want can be ordered online and arrive at our doorstep in two days or less. We have access to all of humanity’s knowledge and information on our laps and in our pockets. And social media provides us a limitless release of dopamine and an endless supply of ideals to chase after. Ironically, none of these riches make us any happier. The more stuff we get, the more stuff we desire. So where is true happiness to be found? Listen as the Rector discusses the relationship between generosity, happiness, and agape love.

Readings: Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Psalm 112; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15; Mark 5:22-24, 35b-43