Tag Archives: generosity

Decide to respond

Jesus’ question seems aimed at a practical response to an immediate need, but it’s much more. It’s a test of spirit, a test of faith. “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” he asked Philip (John 6:5). It’s a question you might hear at any church finance committee meeting: How are […]

From so little, so much

We Americans are in a pessimistic state these days. Many of us feel the country is headed in the wrong direction, and a lot of that feeling is related to the economy. Many say we just don’t have the money to take care of all the needs before us. We need to trim our sails […]

All ate and were filled

Sometimes life asks more of us than it seems we have to give. It did of my maternal grandmother, Edith. At twenty-six years of age she became a widow with six children to support, including my mother, who had been born the same year. On top of that, the family had moved to a new […]