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Great points. Today’ chapter is on Justice.
“If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.” 1Corinthians13:3
e thing tat the author stresses is that 100% giving of our asset is not correct.
One thing that I believe i that my amount of love for others is entirely different is entirely different from my charitable giving.
To me Christianity is all about “The Proclamation of the Kingdom” which has little to do with charitable giving.
Through Proclamation of the Kingdom, someone down and out can find hope in Christ. He starts to believe in God’s Love for him and gets his positive inner motivation of faith to improve himself and eventually even to help his neighbors as well. This is pretty much the story of Christian Europe and America. So historically the Proclamation of Gospel is more fundamental than charitable giving. Individual person has to change – both thru Salvation in Christ and then growing in knowledge.
Of course, The Proclamation of the Kingdom is much more that charitable giving and I did not mean to imply that it was no. Thanks for the comment Jay Linn!
The first sentence above should correctly read: ” 100% giving of our assets is not really correct. I realize that what Jesus said is different from that when he was referring to what it takes to “follow him” but I think that taken in the context of our lives in our lives in our contemporary world this is a correct statement in that “if we cannot take care of ourselves we certainly cannot take care of others.
I WILL BE BACK TOMORROW WITH MY OPINION OF CHAPTER TWO WHICH IS ENTITLED: “JUSTICE”.
Great job, Mr. Big Al Korelin!
I would agree that helping someone become self-sufficient is the greatest form of charity. But in today’s society it seems most giving simply treats symptoms and offers few cures. Most of it today is about giving the fish not teaching fishing, so to speak.
And yes, audio books are great. Another thing you might look into is voice to text. I have a Barnes and Noble Nook and voice to text is built in to it so even though it is for ebooks that in effect turns them into audio books. On that nook I also have the Kindle app and I think it also has text to speech.