Give a Little Bit… or Not

In his latest column, “Stop ‘Making A Difference'”, Thomas Sowell expresses his irritation with such “mindless mantras of our time” such as “making a difference” and “giving back.”

A sample,

Among those who make a difference by serving food to the homeless, how many have considered the history of societies which have made idleness easy for great numbers of people?

Based on Sowell’s tone, one would think that he’s criticizing even such an apparently noble act as feeding the hungry.

Yet, given the fact that God is not fooled by externals, what credit is it to us in His eyes if we perform charitable acts only so we can glorify ourselves?

None whatsoever.

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One Response to Give a Little Bit… or Not

  1. Andrew says:

    The column isn’t showing up, but that’s a good point. I guess I never fully thought about it that way, but I love where Jesus says “do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” I’m definitely learning to live by that (although I can’t tell you how;)).

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