Frank Hanna is a very successful businessperson. He has learned the secret to more than financial success, but also financial contentment. He gives generously to charities including helping to found three schools in Atlanta. When asked about giving in tough times he responded that it is important “because it is part of what makes us human. It’s a manifestation of what’s best within us, which is out capacity to love and to make a sacrifice for others.”
Giving also is a part of what it means to be Christian. Those who believe in and trust in the gift of God are challenged to give beyond what makes us human, to what defines our Christian faith.
--Readers Digest, April 2009, p39-41. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
1 Timothy 6:17-19 (NLT) Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.