Monday, September 19, 2005

how much to give

I am often in a Mormon query. How much do I give? How much is too little, how much is too much? This mostly relates to fast offering, but I've felt it more as we have been giving for the humanitarian aid stuff. I know that God doesn't want us to give away so much that we're unable to provide for our own family. However, define "provide" -- I'm fairly sure it doesn't mean cable internet and date nights (although it may include date nights). We're not rich, we're not poor, we do OK... and we definately give more than we would usually spend on 2 meals.
I think that you have to go with your "gut" (or the Spirit, as we LDS might say). but, sometimes I worry my gut's greedy. :)

5 comments:

  1. go with the spirit in your guts.

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  2. It's a tough one. But yeah, go with what you feel good about and I think that is enough. In fact, I know it is.

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  3. The fact that you WANT to give is what REALLy counts! what an open and honest post. My first time visiting your blog. Very nice. I'll be back!

    Sophia

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  4. I remember some apostle at general conference say that true charity is sacrifice. When the giving actually makes you have to pinch a little. That statement kind of made a light go off in my head when I heard it. So, I try to follow that advice. That "sacrifice" is going to be different for everybody.

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  5. That's something I wonder about too. I love the comment left by Amie about having to feel the pinch a little to be considered a sacrifice. good thoughts...

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