Sunday, July 3, 2022

Virtue signaling I

After Matthew 6:1-6

A gift to the need

is just that: a gift,

a gift from the heart,

a faithful heart.

A gift to the needy

is not an opportunity

to signal your virtue,

blow your own horn,

or modestly blush as

you subtly call

attention to what

a good person you are.

Because that is your

reward, for the fleeting

moment it lasts. Because

if that’s your motivation, 

then that’s your reward.

The admonition of blowing 

your own trumpet includes

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,

Instagram, and the rest. 

Imagine a reward that lasts

as long as a tweet.


Photograph by Arten Beliaikin via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Brilliantly done, Glynn!