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: David Lose

“Here’s the thing: it’s hard to be generous and brave and compassionate when you’re afraid, or feel like no one hears you, or suspect that no one or is looking out for you. And while there are a lot of conclusions that someone can draw from the 2016 election, one of the conclusions I’ve drawn […]

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: Amy Aves Challenger

“I’ve discovered that kindness grows from the belief in the (God-given) goodness inside another person. When kindness is given, it rises and regenerates and perseveres in another. It holds life upright through struggles. Kindness rains on deserts of difficulties, pours hope on all in its path, filling streams of suffering and loneliness with goodness and […]

Generosity in quotes: William Blake

“I sought my soul, But my soul I could not see. I sought my God, But my God eluded me. I sought my brother, And I found all three.”   William Blake, 18th century English poet, painter, and printmaker

Generosity in quotes: Alexandra Benson

“My Urban Servant Corps journey led me to confront the painful realities of homelessness and poverty but also invited me to experience what it means to give generously out of God’s promise of abundance. Stewardship calls us to recognize the abundance among us and to creatively seek out how it may be shared with the […]

Generosity in quotes: James Joyce

“While you have a thing it can be taken from you…but when you give it, you have given it. No robber can take it from you. It is yours then for ever when you have given it. It will be yours always. That is to give.”     James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet  

Generosity in quotes: Mike Slaughter

“Every Christian knows that we are called to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. But what about our wallet? We get asked to open it every Sunday when the offering basket comes by and are told that’s being a ‘good steward.’ There is no clearer indicator of our ultimate values than […]

Generosity in quotes: Kerry Alys Robinson

“Generosity, other-centeredness, mercy, compassion, relinquishment: these are constitutive qualities of being Christlike. Everyone has something to give others. We do a profound disservice to most of the world and to ourselves when we relegate philanthropy and giving only to the domain of the very wealthy.” Kerry Alys Robinson, executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable […]