It’s our final episode on the season of Lent and its three main practices, and today on the Sacred Ordinary Days Podcast we’re talking about the practice of almsgiving.
Almsgiving isn’t a term we use often these days—it’s an Old English term that refers to giving food and money to the poor—but it is a practice that’s needed just as much now as it was needed then. In fact, as we mention in today’s episode, it’s kingdom work—not only because it is encouraged by Christ but also because Christ tells us through the Beatitudes that it is through the peacemakers, the merciful, the meek, and the poor in spirit that the kingdom of God is revealed.
In today’s discussion we explore our experiences of giving and, following the framework of the prayers of the people, offer ideas on how you can express generosity in all areas of life in creative and unique ways.
Listen/download below or through iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and catch up on past episodes here. And if you like what you hear, would you mind sharing it on social media and leaving a review? Here’s how.
Where Jesus Prayed by Danielle Shroyer (and our current Journey Book Club selection!)
Prayers of the People
The Brilliance, “Prayer of the People” from the new album: Brother
Better Life Bags
Revised Common Lectionary Google Calendar
How do you give? Has our conversation inspired new and creative ways to give? Let us know in the Sacred Ordinary Days Tribe Facebook group or on social media using the hashtag #sacredordinarydays.