a tapestry of thoughts and aphorisms from my journey
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
For the last few weeks I've been pondering something that first occured to me while sitting in a little bistro here in Lubbock and listening to Dr. Skoob and the electric groove (great local band). The question that popped into my ears is, "Is it true that giving and generosity are always preceeded by love?" The question came as a result of hearing a conversation nearby during a break in the music (you know how it goes. Two people talking really loud toover the music when it suddenly stops...it was funny!) In the break, I caught most of the question and really began to mull it over. Does love always preceed giving and generosity? My friend Jib posted an article by his dad, that does an excellent job of hitting the nature of giving in his article "Community: Rich With Joy, Ripe With Hazzard." As he asserts, there is an element of selfishness in our giving. But the question still remains do we give as a product of love? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...