Mark Scandretti, in his wonderful book, Practicing the Way of Jesus introduces an exercise called Have2Give1. This exercise follows the teaching of Jesus in Luke 3:11 that for those who have two of something, they should share with the one who has none. Look through your belongings and find the things you have two of, then seek someplace to give away one of the two. It could be an individual or an organization like goodwill. Make it a constant practice to give away anything that you unnecessarily have two of.
Have Two, Give One
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.