Thoughts and a Prayer
“This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. [God] gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (The Message)
“O my God, teach me to be generous: to serve you as you deserve to be served; to give without counting the cost; to fight without fear of being wounded; to work without seeking rest; and to spend myself without expecting any reward, but the knowledge that I am doing your holy will.” – IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA (1540)
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill
Source: The Big Secret of Giving: Hidden Treasures in Life and Church by William C. Green. (To receive a digital copy, click HERE. Hard copies are available at Sunday services and in the church office. We will use this devotional during the month of October. Read along with us!)
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