September 7, 2008

Generosity

In a world of individualism and consumerism we are trying to be a community of shared resources and generosity. As Christ gave his life away we are called to do the same. The more generous we are as individuals, the more generous Vox can be to Austin and the world around us. We hope our generosity can translate into participation in bringing redemption to places of injustice and brokenness. There is also another layer of generosity that we often forget. Beyond the practical needs we can participate in, we as affluent Americans need a rhythm of opening our fists to be free with our money, time and resources. The lack of opening our hands leads to our hands tightening in the natural human tendency of selflessness. We pray that through Christ’s example we can become an openhanded community and maybe that will be some good news to Austin.

[Photo by brianwferry @ Flickr]