• Real Giving is Slow Giving

    by  • May 21, 2013 • Uncategorized

    It’s much easier to hand the homeless man at church a food card than it is to hear his story and help him find shelter and a job. When we give quickly, we are often being selfish—we’re choosing to demean the other person to a charitable cause and ignore the relational opportunity. If we believe the neighbor Jesus calls us to love is any and every person, then we should also believe that people deserve our time and attention, not just our dollars (Luke 10:27). Everyone deserves the opportunity to tell their story and be loved as an entire person, not just a need. – John D. Barry

    Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. – Matthew 5:42

    “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…” – John 15:12

    We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. – 1 John 4:19-20

    Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. – Booker T Washington

    God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. – Billy Graham