Generosity in quotes: Albert Einstein

“Most of us have plenty (by a lot of standards). Not having enough, by itself, isn’t what’s making us unhappy. It’s having enough and not knowing it.” from the GapingVoid blog

Generosity in quotes: Jason McNeal

“Regardless of your circumstances, position, and station today, 2018 is a blank canvas waiting for you to create your picture. I hope each of us will use colors from the palettes of kindness, patience, inspiration, encouragement, and belief as we paint. Because when we encourage others to reach for their far edge of promise, we, […]

Generosity in quotes: Christopher Gehrz and Mark Pattie

“In a lonely society, to listen is to love. And in a polarized society, to listen is to offer a winsome witness. . . There are no guarantees as to what others will choose to do when we choose to listen, any more than there are when we choose to speak. But we can take […]

Generosity in quotes: Juli Fraga

“While the idea of offering loved one the gift of our time may pale in comparison to giving them a lavish present, recent empathy research shows shared human experiences can tighten social bonds. . . Despite personality differences, most people agree on what makes us feel loved — the presence of our loved ones.” Juli […]

Generosity in quotes: Rabbi Andy Gordon

“You can give your required donation, but still be an inhospitable individual. A person who performs an act of loving kindness does so because of a generosity of spirit. It is always a gift of the heart. . . A truly generous person reflects upon how his/her donation can change lives. A truly generous person […]

Generosity in quotes: Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden

“We don’t help people experience the abundant life by telling them they should be experiencing the abundant life. We show people how to experience this life by modeling it first. We help others experience the abundant life by taking a genuine interest in them and reminding them that someone else thinks their life is special, […]

Generosity in quotes: Thomas Merton

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection […]

Generosity in quotes: Henri Nouwen, Donald McNeill, and Douglas Morrison

“More important than any particular action or word of advice is the simple presence of someone who cares. . . We have lost the simple but difficult gift of being present to each other . . . we have been led to believe that presence must be useful . . . we have forgotten that […]

Generosity in quotes: Celeste Kennel-Shank

“. . . the truth about ourselves begins with being honest about our innermost thoughts and motivations. From that ground, we can do the work of transforming our communities into places for all to know both the truth and the grace of God.”   Celeste Kennel-Shank, news editor for Christian Century and community gardener in […]

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“The hardest story to share is the one that cuts us deep. The one we don’t want to reveal. The one that proves our own brokenness. Yet if God has brought you any level of healing, it’s important to share that hope and healing with others. When we share the stories we don’t want to […]