The focus of too many families today seems to be all about simply being a worldly success. Whether it may be the parents’ obsession with their careers, a daughter’s desperation to dress according to every fad, a son’s insistence to have the latest computing device, etc., so many, even Christians, have come to define their lives by stuff they accumulate or positions they hold. Often accompanying this drive for success is a disregard for those in need.
Discussion: Is the point of this verse that we should have no self-interest? What does it mean to be people marked by generosity?
Source: Biblical Family Values, Adult Teacher's Insights, page 58.