“Liberating generosity is not only about liberating funds, nor even about liberating others, but about our own liberation. The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart.”
This profound and powerful quote comes from an excellent article by Peter Heslem entitled ‘Liberating Generosity’.
Heslem’s resources linked with the article, combined with the topical and fashionable trend of philanthropy might lead us to conclude that generosity is only something that can be afforded (literally) and outworked by the ‘rich’. This however is a fallacy. Yes we should applaud the generosity of the rich but acknowledge that we all have a part to play.
The story of the Widows mite (Mark 12: 41-44, Luke 21:1-4) highlights this in a profound and challenging way.
The concept and outworking of generosity has to be a very practical one. We can all play our part in this, whatever our financial status, especially as it is a matter of our heart attitude over and above the size of our wallet.
Therefore, every and any action, however small or mundane is of value. Lets get acting now!!