My first response is not always generosity to the poor. It is not always welcome to someone I don’t know. Or forgiveness to someone who has hurt me. Or respect to someone who treats me with disdain.
But I always have the option to change my attitude and behavior. I can choose the way of love and kindness instead of the way of self-centeredness and resentment.
Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people: “What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ He said in reply, ‘I will not, ‘ but afterwards changed his mind and went. Matthew 21:28-29