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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Giving

Think about how much different our communities would be if everyone gave 10% of their income to a worthy cause. Think about how our world could change. You can decide where to give. If you're a Christian, you're instructed to give a tithe to your church. If you're not a Christian, you can choose a worthy charity or outreach program. You could even choose to give your money to cancer or AIDS research. And why don't we do this? We give 10% to malls, bars, restaurants, car dealerships and to people we're trying to impress or chase into bed. And what has that gotten us? Disappointment, emotional letdowns, heartache? All of these things are solved by merely living outside of yourself and giving to something other than yourself. Give something, even if it's time or a little extra effort. Let the guy merge into your lane. Open a door. Just do something. Give.

2 comments:

angela said...

Nice food for thought..

ruthm said...

Beautiful. I love the idea of letting someone merge into your lane - how often does that happen anymore?! Such a small thing to give ...