The dynamics of how God gives to us were outlined at the announcement to Abraham that from him a distinct people would be created. "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing." (Genesis 12:2). This interplay between the benevolent giver and the responsible receiver is at the centre of our faith.
'Inscribed on the very heart of God's grace is the rule that we can be its recipients only if we do not resist being made into its agents; what happens to us must be done by us.'
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This week I was sent a link to the video above. In all corners of the internet there seems to be pictures, videos, stories and thoughts that are encouraging us that generosity, compassion and hope are not dead. Spend 15 minutes hunting them out, and then encourage others by forwarding them onwards. If you find things that you think we should post then please send them to us (email@example.com). Alternatively you could create your own today. Go take some photos and videos and we'll upload them for you.