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Caring for others is a character issue. Raymond Burse is the president of Kentucky State University. With a salary of $350,000, Burse is well paid for the challenges he faces leading a major state university. Recently Burse took a voluntary pay cut to $260,000. The $90,000 the university didn’t pay him Burse set up to give $3 per hour raises to all the universities minimum wage workers. When asked why he was willing to do this, he replied, “I did this for the people. This is something I’ve been thinking about from the very beginning.”

It is one thing to advocate with your mouth that people ought to be paid more. It is another to put your paycheck on the line. Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

--The Week, August 15, 2014 p. 2

1 Timothy 6:17-18 (HCSB) Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy. (18) ⌊Instruct them⌋ to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

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