Generosity in quotes: Melissa Spas

“. . . Our use of money and resources reflects our values. Or, in the language of the Gospel of Matthew – ‘where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’ Every day our small choices are woven together into the whole cloth of our moral lives, and economic decisions and commitments, the stuff of budgets and fundraising campaigns, can function as the warp, the threads first strung on a loom, which create a structured and sturdy frame. Into this warp we add the weft, threads passed through this established frame, and thus the cloth is woven. We can see how small actions, the choices and practices of our daily lives, weave into the economic commitments we’ve made as individuals and in our communities, resulting in a fabric that is defined by those first decisions.”
Melissa Spas, director of education and engagement for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, from an article titled “The Economics of Social Change” from the Insight newsletter


  1. Thanks, Rebekah!

    • Thank you, Melissa, for your good words and for the important work that you do at the Lake Institute. I look forward to meeting you at the Ecumenical Stewardship Center’s Generosity NEXT conference.

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