Jesus said, “If you have money, do not lend it out at interest. Rather, give it to one from whom you will not get it back.”
When it comes to the difficult sayings of Jesus, those about how we treat the outcast and what we do with our money are at the top of the list. Especially because they demand that we behave in ways that most of us deep down really wouldn’t ever want to. Yet, we all want to think of ourselves as generous and kind. So, when Jesus challenges us to give more than we would like, or to love more than we’re comfortable with, it makes us more aware of just how selfish and self-centered we really are.