“And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.”
Whenever a person, or a group of people, do well, others question if they are being generous enough in giving back. We are seeing it clearly in the Tech industry as a group and I know many individuals who feel very much under attack only because they are doing well. I have had that same attack from others and all that one can do is do what is right within themselves and then not listen too much to others. That doesn’t mean that we can ignore that we should be generous. Blogger, Seth Godin, says this about the benefit of being successful and generous:
Here’s conventional wisdom:
Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous.
In fact, it actually works like this:
Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful.
A good lesson for us all.
Generosity is not all about financial giving. Generosity of spirit is just as important. That generosity leads to good works, willingness to give time, energy and encouragement. When others watch what we do, generosity of who we are can be a clear example of our faith.
Reference: Philemon 1:6 (New Living Translation)