Jim and I will be starting a new series this upcoming weekend called “Contagious Generosity.” We’ll be exploring the value of developing a generous lifestyle and a spirit of gratitude.
The college I graduated from had a motto: “Teaching how to live and how to make a living.” I remember it was plastered on a billboard just outside of the small town where the college was located.
I may not have agreed with everything that my alma mater aspired to be, but I liked the motto. I still do. It reminds me that the most important thing in life is not what you do for a living but how you live.
As it relates to generosity, true wealth comes not in what you keep for yourself but what you give to others. It’s a radical way of thinking compared to the prevailing wind of our culture. It’s also God’s way of thinking.
May God use this serious to begin an epidemic of kindness, a tidal wave of generosity!