I will try this day to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence… [A Morning Resolve, Forward Day by Day]
Charity isn’t a virtue if it means giving the least amount of money possible to maintain the appearance or feeling of moral superiority above those who receive it.
Charity is a vice if writing a check is a way to avoid seeing the poverty of others.
True charity is building half a bridge out of my God-given resources, trusting that the rest will be built out of someone else’s need.
True charity is knowing it’s an honor to cross over from either side, and a blessing to meet friend or stranger in the middle.