Are you a Generous Mind?

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Friday, March 17, 2006

I just makes sense

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein

We are so overloaded with information that the basic reality of life is allowed to slip away. It is never wrong to help a neighbor - but if you throw enough facts, figures and arguments at the situation an excuse will arise.

Being a Generous Mind does not mean helping to create this cacaphony of information. Generosity is not measured by quantity in God's eyes. It is measured by quality. That is a hard idea for us to get around. It isn't about how many ideas I share, but about the value of those ideas to the people I shared them with.

2 comments:

LBTodd said...

So True. Prov. 25:11 "A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." vs 12 "Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear." This thought is 2 sided, our quality of generosity in thoughts depends alot on the "listening ear" of the recipient. A word APTLY spoken to a listening ear does cut down on the cacaphony of information, especially when we use discernment and the guidance of the Holy Spirit when speaking.

Jon and Mindy Hirst said...

Good verse! The hardest thing for us is to know when to stop talking or on the opposite side to know when to step up and share. It always seems like the extremes win out over sanity doesn't it?