Be wary of the shrewd advice that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes.
Mark 4: 24-25, The Message
A few reasons why I posted this Bible verse today:
- Even if you are not a Christian, isn't that a great way to live (science agrees!)?
- As American Christians, I think sometimes we get too caught up in the American part of our Christianity. If you ask me, this doesn't sound much like capitalism.
- Stinginess (greed) has indeed affected us as a nation—spending more on ourselves than we have (credit), being unwilling to give more to others (higher taxes), and cutting corners (and therefore quality) to keep more for ourselves at the expense of others all come to mind.