Even the Apostleship is called a ministry and every spiritual work is a ministry. It is also not enough to give but we must do it with munificence, for this always answers to the name of simplicity. It is not enough to show mercy , but it behooves us to do it with largeness and an ungrudging spirit, even with a cheerful and rejoicing one. He said ” He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully… in this way, the widow outweighed many talents by the two mites for her spirit was large.
St. John Chrysostom