The Practice of Giving

“For it is in giving that we receive.” From St. Francis’ prayer.

A recent “study” revealed that people who give live longer than people who don’t.

I don’t know if that is true. But there is evidence any way.

I read that as the thought after Yoga class last night. It struck a chord with many. Shortly after I was in a meeting where the study was cited. It’s amazing how these thoughts come in bunches.

Giving is a spiritual practice. Richard J. Foster may not have it listed, but it’s there.

The act of giving–money, time, talent–turns our focus from ourselves to others. It’s part of the salt I talked about yesterday.

And it is in giving that we receive. It’s a paradox, but it’s true.

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