I'm preaching a series of sermons on generosity in January, and this post on "Astonishing Generosity" by Tod Bolsinger caught my eye. A blurb...
• This is not just a strategy for adding some kindness to the world. It’s a strategy for changing the world. (It's a revolution strategy!)
• It’s not just about making the world better, it’s about making the world new.
• Generosity is not just about making people think we are good nice and kind, it is about helping people see that God is good, compassionate and responsive to their cries.
It is a central activity of the followers of Christ to reveal God to the world.
Our generosity is to remind people of God’s generosity. Our generous forgiveness of those who fail us, giving to those in need, of openhandedness to those who were clinging so hard to the scraps of life, and welcome to those who are without a place in this world would be nothing more (and nothing less!) than a reflection of the “generous love of God into the whole world.”