The time of year is coming around where people are usually more apt to give and to be thankful. Likewise, I would like to expand on these subjects as well. I’m sure, as is annual tradition, you have seen Salvation Army workers outside of stores asking for your generosity. However, not only is Christmas time a wonderful time to be thankful and generous, but every day of the year is also an opportune time to help those who aren’t as fortunate as us. In the book of Proverbs, King Solomon states in 11:25 "The generous man will be prosperous and he who waters will himself be watered." It is not only helpful to the people you help when you give to others, but your generosity also "waters" yourself. In Matthew 19:21 "Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’" In this passage, there is a young ruler who tells Jesus about all the commandments that he has obeyed for his whole life, but then Jesus tells him that he must do one thing to give to the poor. Here we see the emphasis He puts on generosity. He compares it to the precepts he has kept his whole life; such as Matthew 19: 19&20 "You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself." In conclusion, we can start to see the importance of generosity in the Bible. I commend our country in its generosity, especially around the holidays, but, it is crucial that we practice this principle all year round and all of our short lives.