Friday, April 13, 2012

Christian Giving: "Love and Enjoy Others in God"

"Untethered from God, self-giving love cannot stand on its own for long. If it excludes God, it will destroy us, for we will then deliver ourselves to the mercy of the finite, and therefore inherently unreliable, objects of our love. The only way to ensure that we will not lose our very selves if we give ourselves to others is if our love for the other passes first through God, if and enjoy others in God.  Those who serve the poor often express such a stance by saying that they serve Jesus in the one they help.  The same is true of all Christian giving."

I have posted a handful of quotes from this book on the topic of giving via Twitter: see here.