Opportunities for Giving …


... This gig at Patheos has been quite a blessing. For the first time in, well ever, I've found myself in a position to be more charitable than the typical weekly tithe. But who or what organization to give to? You have to be extremely careful about stuff like this, you know. You don't want to end up on The Dreaded Catholic Mailing List...It's like winning the lottery, if the lottery was paid in cheap tin medals and plastic rosary winnings. Seriously, how much money do charities waste … [Read more...]

defining charity…

... which ever source you use, charity is basically defined in the same manner; a generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering, aid given to the poor.Nowhere did any of the sources define charity as the act of giving aid to the poor with conditional terms. Never would it have even occurred to me to offer charity and then apply conditional terms to what was being freely given. I am referring to Christian charity in this sense, not government subsidies. I liken … [Read more...]