Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A Charitable County?

People say that people out here are charitable. Perhaps generous financially (but if you look at the precentage of giving versus wealth I'd bet it is very sad) but what about time and talent? Where do you volunteer your time? Okay, let's not count pretty much anything that directly benefits your kid. Not the school. You are one of 23 Vice Presidents of the PTO. I don't count that. Not the soccer team unless you are on a board that raises money for kids to play soccer in the inner city. Not your church either, unless they are seriously mission driven and are making a difference in the know serving people's immediate needs. People don't care about Jesus if they are hungry, sick, addicted. So, don't count it if you work on the chili supper that only the members of the church attend.

I ask people all the time where they volunteer their time and most people are too busy and some say they should find something. What do you care about? What are you going to do about it? You want to do something for your kids besides run them to soccer games every weekend? Model behavior of givening back through volunteering.

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