Many charities have reported a decrease in the amount of donations received due to the poor state of the economy. In what ways can people be charitable even if they are not able to give monetarily?
Perhaps it is time to think differently about ways in which we can support charities. Our Master Teacher, Jesus, praised the widow who gave her two copper coins (which amounted to one penny) to the temple treasury. She put in all that she had, her whole living. This story is commonly known as “The Widow’s Mite,” (Mark 13:43). It is often given as an example of giving what you have out of a spirit of love and faith. It isn’t the literal amount of our giving that matters; but, the spirit in which it is given.
When we think of our local charities, let’s put them on our individual and church prayer lists, affirming divine abundance for them. Charitable giving begins in our thoughts and in our prayers. Let us praise and bless the charities for their desire to be of service to those who need their assistance. The desire to help our fellow man is based on divine love that is within all of us.