Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The size of the harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send outContinue reading “My personal question: What am I seeing?”
I am working my way through Martin Luther King’s The Strength to Love and my last post had a quote on be tough minded. It can’t stop there. Dr. King wrote that the gospel also demands we have a tender heart.
Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment. — Matt. 15:28
Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame,Continue reading “May we be known by our generosity”
“For me as a Christian American, to be hostile to people from other places is to violate my spiritual mandate.”
When our “hearts” (which is our English way of describing an ancient concept of the “deepest seat of our deepest emotions”) belong to Christ, there is such wonderful, beautiful change. Paul describes it in Colossians 3:12-17. When Christ rules the deepest seat of my deepest emotions, anger is shoved away and love takes its place.Continue reading “The deepest seat of our deepest emotions”
Too often we are ready to give emotionally off an appeal and we don’t often think about just how much money actually gets to the need. This story chronicles 50 really low percentage charities. Low percentage would be the amount of money they pay to solicitors and how much of the money raised actually getsContinue reading “Paying attention where we give”