Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Generous Giving

We are not even halfway through our collection of school supplies and underwear for our local elementary school and have to pause to remark on the incredible generosity of our church members and our community at large to this response.  We have received donations from as far away as California and Detroit.  The response has already exceeded our expectations and we have several weeks of collecting still to go!

Just this past weekend we attended a meeting that considered the generous nature of God.  We talked about all the blessings God bestows upon us as human beings, and specifically the blessings of living in this nation where our standard of living is indeed high. 

If God made human beings in the image of the Divine, and if we believe that God is a generous God- full of grace and blessings, then does it make sense that we too can be a generous people?  In fact, when we do give we come a little closer to that Divine image.  It will be exciting to see how this generous God will be represented when we finally deliver all of the supplies that will be collected. 

Imagine what could happen if we became this generous in other areas of our life...how different would our own world, and the world of others, be changed?

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