In life we would rather be teachers than students. But we have to be learners till the end of our lives. A regular churchgoer felt a prompting one Saturday morning to go to the church. It was empty save for a woman in faded jeans who did not seem well off and was dusting and arranging the benches. He concluded that she was doing this work to earn some money for her family. The man returned to his car and took out two fifty dollar notes. He waited till the lady was leaving the church and tried to help her by handing over his donation. She refused his offer, but he insisted and finally she accepted the offer. He accompanied her as she left the church. Imagine his consternation when they came to a brand new BMW and the lady entered the car. As she was leaving she handed him her card. The result of her humility was that now there are two people every Saturday morning in the church dusting and arranging the benches.
His lesson on generosity turned for him into a lesson on humility!
We need to be careful never to fall in the trap of generosity which may be couched in our ego. Let our generosity always be tempered with humility.