Years ago, a pastor was speaking in a small country town and decided to take up an offering.
As the bag came around he himself put some money in to start the ball rolling.
When everyone had left he went out the back with his little girl to count the takings.
Much to their disappointment, all that was in the bag was the 5 dollars that the pastor himself had put in.
The little girl turned to her father and she said, “You know Daddy, if you’d put more in, you’d have gotten more out!”
It’s more blessed to give than to receive.
- Acts 20 : 35
I’ve never seen a monument erected to the guy who made 100 million dollars.
They leave monuments to people who contribute to the wellbeing of others. To those who provide value to others.
The great motivator Norman Vincent Peale said, "The man who lives for himself is a failure; the man who lives for others has achieved true success."
Martin Luther King, Jr further reinforced his sentiment when he proclaimed, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
In the final analysis the things that matter the most in life aren’t things at all, they are people!
The fact is we are not responsible for anyone else’s actions but we are responsible for what we ourselves contribute.
One of the beautiful compensations of life is, "As we give, so we receive".
There is an unseen law in full effect that ensures that the givers harvest is always full. Things always seem to work out better for generous people.
Social contribution is about helping our community.
Giving of our time, resources and energy to the less fortunate.
It’s about creating a neighbourhood group to keep our suburbs respectable and safe.