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Why Give?

Charity is not only how much we give, but how we give.

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Published: September 2, 2013

Visitor Comments: 7

(5) Yehudit R, September 2, 2013 12:59 PM

why I give

I was walking with a friend and stopped to drop a few coins into a beggar's hand and wish him a good day. My friend asked why I had done that; after all, the beggar would probably just take my money and spend it on drugs or beer.
I replied that giving to the beggars is my way of thanking Hashem for giving me the intelligence, the education, the drive, and the health to be able to hold down a fulfilling job, to earn a decent living, and to be able to help others who have not been so blessed.

Jaya, September 2, 2013 1:01 PM

Your thoughts !

Your thoughts are very uplifting for me .

Patrick, October 7, 2013 2:09 PM

Splendid answer ! Being a good people is pretty well but knowing why is the achievement of a deep reflection. Thank you for this teaching.

(4) Steve, September 2, 2013 12:58 PM

But charity always works

It is wonderful when one can give charity properly, but even if one gives for the wrong reason, the person receiving the charity still is helped, so even if you don't have the proper attitude, give and then give some more. Others can be helped while you work on your attitude.

(3) Jaya, September 2, 2013 12:58 PM

Compassion fatigue .

A new term for me is compassion fatigue , once again I found your article informative and profound . How and why we give has great impact on the giver but just the act of giving regardless of how or why , may have a profound impact on the receiver . So give and give as much as possible , and introspect if necessary but at least GIVE !

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