Category Archives: Generosity

The part of our wealth that brings the deepest joy

When the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta visited Los Angeles a few years ago, a physician named Gerald Jampolski heard her speak. He was attracted by the spiritual power that emanated from her, and asked her if it would alright … Continue reading

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God loves a cheerful giver

In the late nineteenth century Scottish missionaries established churches in Ghana that still worship in the same formal way as those dour Scots of yesteryear, except for one thing. Those canny Scots were smart enough to allow one typically African … Continue reading

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The gold that lasts forever

Michael Phelps, who had already won five gold medals in the Athens Olympics, seemed certain to win another in the four by four hundred medley relay. Ian Crocker though hadn’t been so fortunate. Fighting flu symptoms all week, it seemed … Continue reading

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Charity that doesn’t lift your public image

According to the Boston Globe, Tom White’s life goal is to give away his entire fortune. When people ask him why he says: ‘I’m motivated a lot by what Jesus wants me to do – and I think he wants … Continue reading

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The night the Queen left her crown at home

At a reception for Sir Robert Mayer on his 100th birthday, Lady Diana Cooper, who suffers from failing eyesight, chatted to a friendly woman who seemed to know her well. It wasn’t until she peered more closely at the magnificent … Continue reading

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Give, and it shall be given to you.

Two young students once engaged the great pianist Paderewski to give a recital.Unfortunately the concert raised much less than the agreed fee, but they handed it over with a promise to pay the rest as soon as they could. Paderewski … Continue reading

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