International Day of Charity_5th September 2018

Intl Day of Charity_UN

UN aid workers in Yarmouk, Syria.UN aid workers in Yarmouk, Syria. ©2014 UNRWA Photo

“Those who need money and those who can give money meet on the common ground of God’s love.”

“The question is not how to get money.  Rather, the question is about our relationship with money.”

“If money touches our relationships with family members as well as the world beyond our home, it also reaches into our inner life.”

“Sometimes our concern for the poor may carry with it a prejudice against the rich.”

“Asking people for money is giving them the opportunity to put their resources at the disposal of the Kingdom.”

“People have such a need for friendship and for community that fund-raising has to be
community-building.”

“When we truly enjoy God’s unlimited generosity, we will be grateful for what our brothers and
sisters receive. Jealousy will simply have no place in our hearts.”

“Gratitude flows from the recognition that who we are and what we have are gifts to be received and shared.”

(Henri J.M. Nouwen)

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.

Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can

be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.

Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that generation.

Let your greatness bloom”

(Nelson Mandela)

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