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Who are the truly generous people?

February 8, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

generosityTerry Austin suggests that we should evaluate stewardship on the basis of a generous heart as opposed to how much money a person gives.  His definition of generosity:  “To be generous means that we care more about others than we care about ourselves.” Sounds like it could have come out of Philippians 2?

Austin does acknowledge that there are times in our life when we may require the majority of our money to meet our own needs.  But, hopefully, we understand this as a temporary situation and when the blessing of God comes, we give generously because we care about others more than ourselves.

Again here is Terry, It is the temptation to store up and hoard for a rainy day that keeps us from being generous. When we care for others more than we care for ourselves, we are free to open our hands to release stuff to those who have needs.

Makes me wonder who are the truly generous people–generosity shouldn’t really be measured on the basis of how much people give or even on the percentage people give.   Yet, if we truly care, our resources will become available. . . for others.

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