In all my years of ministry, it might be one of the hardest conversations that I’ve ever had with someone. Walking up the stairs of this house for the first and only time, the smell and the screaming were something terrible. I felt as if I had been transported into the middle of the film “The Exorcist”.
Psychologists advise us that generosity provides numerous benefits, not only for others, but for ourselves. Generosity also includes kindness, hospitality and service to others; acts that everyone has the resources to provide.
The Bible suggests we develop in ourselves the characteristics of gratitude, patience, humility and others. It tells us that these are traits through which we express love for our fellow man and for ourselves. Modern psychology backs this up with more specific details on how and why our lives are improved by cultivating these attributes, thus showing that the inspired biblical texts written thousands of years ago are relevant today.