Scattered, Smothered and Faithful

Scattered, Smothered and Faithful

A convicting question arose while watching an otherwise warm-hearted news story about four young men making an unselfish choice at a time when choosing selfishness over the common good seems to be in style. While Braves fans were celebrating their World Series...
Didn’t Ask, Don’t Need

Didn’t Ask, Don’t Need

‘Tis the season – not just the Advent or Christmas season, but the time when charitable organizations pull out all the stops to solicit donations before the end of the year. And it started well before “Giving Tuesday,” the follow-up to “Black Friday,” “Small Business...
Gratitude Expresses Itself Best in Generosity

Gratitude Expresses Itself Best in Generosity

My birthday greetings to a retired friend brought an interesting response: “I’m thankful for all the things that could have happened to me up to this point that didn’t.” That is certainly one perspective when considering life’s blessings, and seeking to express...
Generosity Is More Than a Seasonal, Nostalgic Exercise

Generosity Is More Than a Seasonal, Nostalgic Exercise

The season of Thanksgiving in the U.S. invites us to reflect on the theme of generosity. Generosity was central in the teachings of the Hindu saint and prophet Mahatma Gandhi. He taught, “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one...