Quotes about generosity

We need to be as critical of ourselves as we often are of others, and as generous to others as we always are to ourselves.

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When believers realise that others will care for them if they unexpectedly find themselves impoverished, they can then be freed to give more generously in times of plenty.

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I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities [giving habits] do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are to... read more


An $80,000 or a $180,000 salary does not have to be accompanied by an $80,000 or a $180,000 lifestyle. God is calling us to be conduits of his grace, not cul-de-sacs. Our great danger today is thinking that the conduit should be lined with gold. It shouldn’t. Copper will do. No matter how grateful we are, gold will not make the world think... read more


When Christians are gentle, others can start to doubt their muscular systems of vengeance. When Christians are joyfully hopeful, others may doubt their despair. When Christians are lavishly generous, endless practices of acquisition are destabilised. When Christians are graceful, it becomes possible to loosen the bonds of self-improvement.<... read more


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