If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists. (Jewish Proverb)
If we were more generous by nature, always wanting to give to the needs of others, we probably wouldn’t have “Giving Tuesdays” every year. Why do we need to be prodded to give? Do we have to see traumatic tragedies before we open our wallets? The motive for giving should be love (the basic meaning of charity) which is a gift that helps us respond to those in need of help.
Since you excel in so many ways . . . I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).