Friday, November 17, 2017

Henderlite: irresponsible spending

Friday, November 17, 2017
    Feast of Hugh, Carthusian Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
    If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
    —1 John 3:17 (NIV)
    Irresponsible spending is the scandal of Christian America, in the face of the world’s need. The American standard of living has risen to unprecedented heights, although a large portion of the world exists on a sub-human level. Philanthropy, as we practice it, is not enough—although the word philanthropy actually means brotherhood. Our stewardship of God’s goods requires that we administer in God’s name—that is, with full awareness that the world is His and that His love is directed toward us no more fully than toward every man.
    ... Rachel Henderlite (1905-1991), A Call to Faith, Richmond: John Knox Press, 1955, p. 192 (see the book)
    See also 1 John 3:17; Isa. 58:7-10; Rom. 12:13; 2 Cor. 9:5-9; 1 Tim. 5:3; 6:17-18; Heb. 13:16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, implant in me a generous heart.
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