God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Since God began revealing Himself to man, has had a condition from which man recognized that what he had was a gift from God. God required man to return to him a tithe from his bounty, not once, but three times. Once to the Temple for the upkeep of the priests; once for the poor; and once for the Pilgrimages that occurred to Jerusalem three times a year. St. Paul, explaining this to the Corinthians in his Second Epistle (9:7) condensed it and gave it that “Christ-like touch”, saying: So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. Jesus wants us to give to Him because we want to, not out of a sense of obligation. He has been generous to us, we should be generous to Him.