Posted by: Don Linnen | 31 July 2011

Payback

Sure seems like a lot folks in Washington are really trying to hold on to what they think is theirs. No one wants to give anything away.

Every one of these elected “leaders” represents the folks back home. They reflect the desires of those who elected them. Is this a sad statement on our country? 

Since when did giving become a bad thing? Sir Philip Gibbs said: “It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.”

What Gibbs forgot was the great payback you get when you give. Yeah, banks make interest on their loans. Bankers live in bigger houses than most of us.

But it just feels good to give. And it’s more than a feel good kind of thing.

Paul reminded us in Acts that Jesus taught this. Most parents know this. Donors certainly know this. 

Has the vocal majority in our country forgotten about giving? Or have more people just failed to ever learn it?

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