“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.”- Proverbs 19:17
Generosity it’s about giving out of love, not out to mitigate guilt. When we love we give abundantly, when we feel guilty we make excuses.
This article of why we need to stop giving to the poor our leftovers does an excellent job explaining how and why we should give:
This article highlights two facts:
* We should care for other countries’ Industry and Development.
* The excess of junk we accumulate and feel the need to dump to the poor should remind us how much we are spending on ourselves. If we limit consumerism we’ll find out how much more we have to give.
So much easier said than done.
Our culture is designed to makes us feel like we are the ones lacking and must fill that void (With one more latte, a nicer car, a new nail polish, brand name clothing, a diet pill, a nicer gym, a bigger house, a better vacation, the latest gadget, the next best seller, etc.) effectively letting us forget that indeed we are wealthy beyond belief.
If love permeate everything we do, it will flow out of ourselves and make us truly generous. It is a journey.