small steps backwards

Help for Haiti: $200

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We gave $200, from our emergency/savings fund, to Compassion’s efforts in Haiti. We think this wise financial stewardship, in the eternal sense. We hope to worship with those Haitians in heaven. Now, I’m off to link to this on other blogs, so others will give more of their own money.

Here are a few thoughts on giving while I’m at it:

Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality. I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I’m afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, and amusement, is up to the standard common of those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little.

If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things that we’d like to do but cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them. (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)



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