Generosity in quotes: Henri J. M. Nouwen

“Indeed, if we raise funds for the creation of a community of love, we are helping build the kingdom. We are doing exactly what we are supposed to do as Christians. Paul is clear about this: ‘Make love your aim’ (I Corinthians 14:1, NJB).” Henri J. M. Nouwen, a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer, and theologian, […]

Generosity in quotes

“Plenty of things Jesus says are counter-intuitive. If you love your life, you will lose it. Unless you die, you cannot live. His concept of sacrifice seems to be counter-intuitive, too. The Jews expected their Messiah to be a powerful, charismatic leader who would throw off Roman rule and restore Israel to glory. But Jesus’ […]

Giving is a lousy wealth buiding strategy

It’s become a rite of tax season at our house. My husband wraps up his prep work with the benediction, “If we didn’t give so much, we would have a lot more money.” I nod and we move on. There’s nothing to discuss. Giving is a lousy wealth building strategy, regardless who you are. (Case […]