Creative Giving

She did what she could.
            —Mark 14:8

Sarah has been furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. She has no money for Sunday’s collection, but she gives what she can—her time and compassion. She asked the church office for a list of the widows in their membership. Sarah mother hens those ladies—spending many hours writing notes and making phone calls to them.

Ralph lives below the poverty level, but every week he mows the lawns of two disabled veterans.

Horace spends several nights a month at the bedsides of hospitalized members of his church, enabling exhausted family members to go home and get some needed rest.

You have something to give, and, “if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have” (2 Cor 8:12).

Get creative.

You can give without loving,
but you can’t love without giving.

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