How Generous Should A Good Christian Be?

During my Master's program when we were relatively poor I went to the local supermarket and found some fantastic sales on foods we enjoy - cheese, hamburger, pork shoulder, it was quite a list. So I felt impressed to buy twice as much as usual, and went home.  My wife was delighted.  She had been visiting a mother who was literally starving.  She felt spiritual promptings to help her immediately, but we did not have the food.  And then I walked in, at which point she took half and went to de...
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Why Give to the Poor?

By Brigham F. There are a few places around town--on the sidewalks at a busy square I often pass through near my work, and in the middle of the road at certain intersections--where I can count on someone with a cardboard sign describing their troubles asking for monetary assistance. If I happen to have some spare change at hand or a loose dollar or two within reach I'll usually help out. Why do I do this? My dollar or two isn't going to do much to help that person out in the long term. Much l...
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