It’s not how much we give, it’s how much love we put into our giving. (Mother Teresa)

The reasons for giving are many. Sometimes we give out of a sense of obligation; it’s something we should do, so we give. At other times we are motivated to give because we recognize serious need: giving to victims of a fire or a natural disaster. But the best gifts are those that are motivated by and accompanied with love.

But since you excel in everything [including the] love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).