“That in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.”2 Corinthians 8:2

How is your giving? Do you give for the benefits or out of gratitude? Do you experience joy in giving?

Although the United States has the highest giving percentage than other nations in the world, it is one of the few nations that enjoy tax write-offs from giving to charity. Do we give because of the tax write-off or because we have the heart to give? When we give only because of tax write-offs, facing an economic crisis might tend to cause us to reduce our giving and some to even stop giving altogether. Do we give because we have much or do we give because we are grateful for what we have?

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