Hall's Rules of Social Order

Hall’s Rule of Social Order – #90

13 August, 2012 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

Give generously.


I’m not talking [just] monetarily.  I am talking about your stuff, your time, your work, your abilities.  Sometimes I take flak about how I will sell anything I own.  It’s true, if I’m not using it, I don’t want it taking up space.  If someone else would use it, all the better.  The fact is, I’d giving anything I’d sell away for free, but no one seems to want it.

Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but when I drop off to Goodwill, I don’t ask for a receipt.  It’s not even tied into the Bible saying to give anonymously.  It’s about feeling guilty for reporting giving on taxes.  I’m giving because I want to give!   I don’t want anything in return.

To quote C.S. Lewis, ”I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare…If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us,… they are too small.  There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditures excludes them.”