When we give, we need to do so
with the awareness that our gift will be both appropriate and helpful. It is not
an act of generosity, for example, to give money to a wealthy person or alcohol
to a child. We also give what we can afford; we don’t jeopardize our own health
or well-being. At the same time, we can give what is precious to us, what is
difficult to give, because of our attachment to it.