The beginning of sin and man’s fall was due to a lie of the tempter who induced doubt of God’s word, kindness, and faithfulness (CCC 215).
Sometimes I think God is stingy with me.
(Nooo-bodyyyy knooooows, the troooouuuble I’ve seeeeen…)
Not true, says St. Paul, in fine rhetorical form:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us. For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. (Eph. 1:3-10 RSVCE)
“every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places”?
“destined us in love“?
“glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us”?
“riches of his grace which he lavished upon us”?
“all wisdom and insight”?
Dude. This is for the taking!
Oh, no. God is not stingy.