Word of the Day: GENEROSITY
My friend Nate closed down his dining room at his restaurant yesterday and shifted to carry-out only. This decision came at the direction of the mayor and governor. Nate could have stayed open through the evening, but he saw closing early as the right thing to do.
I know that it will be an uphill battle for businesses like Nate’s as people change the way the financially operate in a crisis like this. Businesses and individuals are not faceless corporations, many of them are our neighbors and friends.
And, while this is a time to be financially wise, we should also continue to be generous, especially if you’re still working and being compensated. This isn’t a guilt trip, it’s a call for those of us who are able, to support those who will struggle.
So, here’s my advice. If a service or business you love goes online, follow them there and engage with them (especially your church 😊 ). If they can’t or don’t offer a service online, support them none the less. Here’s how.
I saw a similar list to what I’m going to share, but I want you to see it so we can think practically about this.
Do you go to a stylist who depends on that for their living? Let your hair grow, but still pay for that haircut.
Do your kids have piano lessons? Don’t cancel them. Pay for them and bless their teacher!
Do you love your pizza place? Buy their gift cards or utilize their carry out. Maybe buy a little extra and tip generously!
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.- 1 Timothy 6:17-18
Love you all,