Generosity in quotes: JB Miller

“The best gifts are those given when we expect nothing in return — giving not driven by obligation but by love and generosity. The benefits we get from these gifts remind us that, as Scripture say, it is ‘more blessed to give than to receive’ — and, as others suggest, that it is possible to […]

Generosity in quotes: Katrina VanHuss

“If you are raising money to make something better, this is who you are: someone willing to be taken, in order to give.”   Katrina VanHuss, consultant and founder of Turnkey Promotions, from a blog article titled “Why We Do What We Do: Willing To Be Taken in Order to Give”

Generosity in quotes: Melissa Florer-Bixler

“The mysteries of the [communion] bread have taught me that we always have more than enough: enough for sparrows and children, for hospital beds and nursing homes, for postpartum mothers and sick teenagers. We have enough for the trees and for strangers, enough for roses and for one another. Here, the holy purpose the bread […]

Generosity in quotes: Dirk G. Lange

“. . . God is working in silent, quiet ways among us, liberating prisoners and watching over the stranger (the foreigner). But this work does not happen without us. In the giving of a glass of water, in the sharing of a meal, in the welcome to a refugee, in all these ways God is […]

Generosity in quotes: David Miliband

“If you only look at the statistics, yes, it’s depressing. But then you talk to the people and you remember why you’re doing what you do.”   David Miliband, president and chief executive of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organizations, as quoted in the article, “How a Visionary […]

Generosity in quotes: Mary Steele

“Many people ask me, ‘How do we solve homelessness?’ And I think the better question to ask ourselves is, ‘How do we come alongside the person experiencing homelessness?’ I think the answer is first, we have to know their name. Then, we have to find a way to offer them hope.”   Mary Steele, executive […]

Generosity in quotes: John Hudson

“The British poet Byron Percy Shelley wrote, ‘A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of many others…the great instrument of moral good is the imagination.’ In this way, moral good stems from moral imagination: the ability to imagine what life is really like for […]

Generosity in quotes: Gary Eberle

“Sacred time is what we experience when we step outside the quick flow of life and luxuriate, as it were, in a realm where there is enough of everything, where we are not trying to fill a void in ourselves or the world, where we exist for a moment at both the deepest and the […]

Generosity in quotes: Peter Marty

“To enjoy the miracle of now is to appreciate the confidence God has in us for crafting a future. I say treat every hour of each day as precious and urepeatable. Get blisters. Read something foreign to your brain. Cherish hope. Love someone difficult. However you and I plot our moves, we’d be wise to […]

Generosity in quotes: Victor Frankl

“Don’t aim for success, the more you aim for it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued, it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as a by-product […]