Generosity & Giving-
Keeping the Conversation Going
Varn Philbrook, Board of Governors
Generosity – what does it mean? Often, we give money or time or both once we are aware of a need or action that we want to support. Generosity probably started as a learned response and is often taught firsthand in childhood – learning to be aware of a need and understanding to say yes to that need. But, in reflection there are several levels of generosity that confront us. Giving out of a sense of responsibility, or for a good feeling or even guilt. And, how we give is a factor; anonymously, in front of others, to feel good OR to set an example.
Take the time to have the conversation. What does it mean to give and help sustain the recipient? Become more aware of your generosity and that of others. Perhaps make it a daily practice. Have a discussion with your family, or congregation. Generosity-what does it mean to you?