So what are you going to buy him for Christmas? That one person in your life who is impossible to buy for? It’s always a “him” isn’t it? Women are easy to buy for, but men … impossible! Another pair of socks, or a bottle of wine, or a BBQ spatula …
If I were to ask you, “How much does the Bible talk on the subject of generosity,” what would your answer be? Just a little, a moderate amount, or a lot? If you went with either of those first two options, you’d be way off the mark. In fact, there are more verses on generosity, than on faith, hope and love combined.
And there’s a reason for that:
With all the hurly-burly of modern life, it’s hard sometimes to relate to the goings on of that Passover Festival in Jerusalem. You know, that one! The one during which they crucified Jesus.
Way too many people who believe in Jesus, aren’t living the life that He promised. It’s a fact.
And so after a while, they look at Him and think to themselves: Being a Christian isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Jesus isn’t all that He promised to be.
I wonder if you know anyone like that …
It was getting to be ridiculous. Every minute or two, it would light up, vibrate, ding or beep or buzz or something. And for some reason, each time, I felt compelled to reach out and pick it up.
Something …. something had to give!
Okay – here’s the thing. I need your input for my next blog post. It’s all about how attached we really are to our money and wealth.
To help me prepare, I’m putting this “Honest Answers Quick Poll” in the field and I would like you to respond. It will only take you half a minute.
And the way my polling software works, I have absolutely no way of finding out who responded and how. So it’s totally confidential.
You can’t have missed the fact that the Poms have been out in the dismal London rain (I believe they call it “summer”) celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. And if there’s one thing the Poms know how to do – it’s pomp and ceremony.
But all that celebrating got me to thinking. What would our world look like if those of us who are subjects of the King of Kings, celebrated Him, the way the British are celebrating their Queen?