The Christian life is a generous life. Its whole dynamic is about being turned away from self-centredness towards a focus on God and neighbour. When we come to appreciate how much God has given for us, we discover the motivation to give of ourselves. The point was captured by Isaac Watts when he wrote in a famous hymn: “Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small. Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.”