Today is Giving Tuesday. 2 Corinthians 9:7 tells us that God loves a cheerful giver and generosity is a spiritual practice that draws us into God’s grace and joins us with God’s action in the world. The Wesley Study Bible shares this about generosity: “Generosity does not depend on the size of our bank accounts. It depends on the readiness to open our hearts for the needs of others and to share what we have with them. Considering how generously Jesus shared his life with ours may help us to live such gracious generosity whether we are rich or poor.”
There are many places we can give our money to that are doing great work. Check out the General Board of Global Ministries of the UMC to give to projects all over the world. Some of my favorite places that I would encourage you to consider giving to are: World Vision, Covenant House, St. Jude, and International Justice Mission
Find a non-profit that speaks to your passions and give as an act of generosity, solidarity and prayer.
Today is also World Aids Day. This is a day to remember that AIDS affects millions of lives and that have a responsibility to do something about it. Check out the UMC’s work on their Global Aids Fund
You can also check out our December Newsletter on one of the last pages for more info on World Aids Day
On Giving Tuesday, join many others to give to make a difference as a way of living out our faith