Giving Retirement usually means having less income. But once you have your head around a new budget – for everyday living and your bucket list – there are still good reasons to be generous. It makes no difference whether the money we receive comes from a wage packet or a pension, it is still God’s gift to us. Indeed, James 1:17 reminds us that ‘Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.’ And the Bible consistently urges us to be generous with all that God has generously provided. As Jesus said, ‘it is far better for you to give than to receive’. By giving away some of what we receive we live out our belief that we belong to God and everything we have is his. More than that, Christians who practise generosity find it liberates them and deepens their trust in God.