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Here is the Daily Dose for Thursday, August 13, 2020.
So then, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10
A Huge Impact
Last year, Robert F. Smith paid off the debt of the entire graduating at Morehouse College. He just in the middle of the commencement speech he was giving decided to pay all their debt off. That one gesture of kindness and generosity made a huge impact on the futures of each of those young men. Personally, I was floored. I also wished I was a part of that graduating class. It is those enormous gestures of kindness and generosity that generate big headlines, but those are not the gestures that all of us are capable of doing. Most of us are struggling to pay off our own student loans on time, never mind taking on the debt of an entire graduating class, yet we are all called to acts of kindness and generosity.
We often think if we can’t make the big gestures, there is nothing for us to do. That is simply not true. We are all called to do what we can to be kind and generous to others. We aren’t called to be Robert Smith or any other billionaire philanthropist. We are called to do the things that are available to us to do day by day. Notice, I didn’t say the little thing we can do, just the things that we can do. When you are kind and generous to people, on any level, the difference that it makes in their life is not little. It is huge.
Friends, I want to encourage you to look for opportunities to be generous and kind to others. It may be something as simple as holding a door open for someone, or something as extravagant as picking up the check for the family at the next table when you are having lunch. The size of what you do doesn’t matter in the least. What matters is that we all take the opportunity to be kind and generous to one another day by day. When we all do the little things, we can make a huge impact.