Making what one has the root and impulse of giving to others is simply the summary story of God and the world on my telling of it. The triune God is a God that communicates the goodness of the dynamic go-round of God’s own life outward in love for what is not God. The whole point of God’s dealings with us as creator, covenant partner, and redeemer in Christ is to bring the good of God’s very life into our own. Our lives participate in that divine mission and thereby realize the shape of God’s own economy by giving that follows the same principle: self-sharing for the good of others.

Kathryn Tanner, Economy of Grace.