Radical Christian Generosity

While radical generosity in each Christian’s life and context will look different, it will always cause our lives to look radically different from our unbelieving neighbors. C .S. Lewis’s words on Christian giving should strike a chord in all of our affluent hearts. He writes:

I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they [our expenditures] are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charities expenditure excludes them. (Mere Christianity, 87, emphasis added)

From a longer, excellent post at The Gospel Coalition.  You can read the entire thing here:http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-time-is-ripe-for-radical-generosity#When:06:01:00Z

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