Matthew 6:1 – “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”
This lesson was exemplified by a man in Derby, Vermont who refused recognition when he walked into a local Walmart and decided to pay off every layaway item in the store. When he was asked “Who can afford to pay for everyone’s layaway?” he simple responded “Santa Claus can.” A gift of giving for nothing more than doing a good deed.
The store also declined to say how much the man spent in the act. But you can read what information is known in your Good News Story of the Day in the link here. And give thought to ways you might give that would not require anything in return, not even recognition, and keep in mind the word.
Story from TIME.
Image from Mike Mozart on Flikr.