In the Scriptures, Jesus is critical of the scriber and Pharisees. He sees in their behavior stinginess. He calls on their narrow mindedness, and he calls them to conversion.

He can be easy to set charity aside, sometimes in the name of making or keeping rules. Context always matters, especially when it comes to customs and law.

Dear God, broaden my mind and heart. May Your gift of charity make my well of love for others wide and deep. Help me to make room for others.