Quotes about giving

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


My wife and I end to overgift our kids at Christmas. We laugh and feel foolish when a kid is so distracted with one toy that we must force them into opening the next, or when something grand goes completely unnoticed in a corner. How consumerist, right? How crassly American.
How like God.
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For one of the first things Eros does is to obliterate the distinction between giving and receiving.

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The proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs our gift… It must work towards its own abdication. We must aim at making ourselves superfluous.

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Give all you readily, easily, and comfortably can, and then prove your zeal and wholeheartedness for God by giving something more.

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Religious affiliation, social norms and wallets are inevitably challenged by Christ and his gospel.

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Giving randomly, without wisdom, is sub-Christian, just as is giving nothing or giving far less than one could

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