Saturday, May 9, 2015

Generosity: How much giving counts as "charity"?

Donna Maria, a widow, and 8 children, a very generous woman
C.S. Lewis didn't talk about percentage giving.
He said the only safe
rule is to give more than we can spare.
Our charities should pinch and hamper us.

If we live at the same level of affluence
as other people who have our level of income,
we are probably giving away too little.

Obstacles to charity include:
greed for luxurious living,
greed for money itself,
fear for financial insecurity,
and showy pride.

Kathryn Ann Lindskoog in
Hymns for the Family of God,
Paragon Associates, Nashville, Tennessee, 1976


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