This morning’s message hit home in the resident economist’s heart. Christ brings us out from the woodworks to produce good works for our fellow man. The communities within (I’m guessing most) churches is the perfect mix of contagion and accountability to be “selfless” every now and again and redistribute our excesses. Whether it’s our faith or our intrinsic empathetic nature, we want to help people and the best way we know how is by giving money. But sometimes, we might be doing more bad than good.
The acorn has the potential to cover the earth in wood. A million dollars has the potential to end world hunger. A construction company has the potential to house all those that are homeless. We have the potential to incredible feats of good.
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