Sunday, March 27, 2011

project 365 - day 86

so i am pretty hooked on this show. so far i have cried during every episode. tonight's millionaire said something really profound. john ferber talked about how much giving the money away, actually changed him and gave him perspective on what is important in life.

i think this show is doing a lot of good. certainly the charities benefiting from the financial gifts of the millionaires are able to help more people, but i think it is having unintended results as well. each millionaire has gone home saying something similar to what john said tonight. they have left changed.

what these millionaires are doing reminds me of what Jesus says about how we are to treat those who have less than us:

matthew 25:34-40
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

maybe you don't have thousands of dollars to hand out to those in need, but you probably have a few extra dollars and time to volunteer, right? i am thankful for those in this world who set the example of generosity for all of us to follow.

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