Being rich is not how much you have but how much you give

Giving is a virtue and it’s working out of our faith

I received this short film via a Facebook friend.

The story is very simple but the meaning is great, especially for those of us who strive so hard to be successful and rich.

What is success? To different people, it means different things.

Some measure success by the amount of money you have (I mean that kept in your possession), some by the number of properties you own, some by the string of status you put on your name card, some by the profession you are in, some by the number of friends you have (everyone is talking about EQ and networking now)……..the list if endless. However, we notice that these measures are all based on money, material possession and fame.

What is success? Even we agree to these measures of success, these successes do not equate happiness. They would not give you a meaningful and fulfilled life. They pamper your physical body and comfort your emotions for a little while, at the end of the days, you would find it meaningless.

The gift of sharing is one character that could give us joy and fulfillment while at the same time we put a smile on a needy person’s face.

2014 our church’s theme is “touching lives”. Giving is only one way that we touch lives (there are many other ways of course, but hoarding to the money we have will never touch a life with physical needs and material lack.

Hear what the bible tells us in James 2:14-17 “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Enjoy this short film and start touching lives by giving generously. I love what the father in this film says, “Being rich is not how much you have but how much you give.”

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