We gave the money here
and we bought these:
for a little girl's vision.
As I stood in front of a Goodwill drop-off donating my unsold stuff that cluttered my home [and heart], it was a surreal moment. I said, "I want to remember this feeling the next time I want to buy something I don't need."
I'm creating a new cycle.
I just read Radical by Pastor David Platt. It's a thought-provoking, turn-your-world-upside down kind of book and well, radical.
Or is it?
He proposes that God doesn't make us rich (*and if your family income is $10,000 a year, you are wealthier than 84% of the world. If your income is $50,000 or more, you make more than 99% of the world), so you can call yourself blessed and get a bigger house, better car and more stuff, you know live The American Dream. He proposes, based on Scripture, that God gives us more than we need, so we can use it to bless others.
But how many people really do that? How many people take just their daily bread and give the rest away? I personally know one.
I'd love to hear your thoughts either way.
*stats from Radical, 2010