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Did You Catch the Giving Tip from the Royal Wedding?

May 21, 2018

 A royal wedding is always a momentous occasion, and, as expected, the wedding celebration of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was watched by millions around the world. Those of us who didn't want to wake up at sunrise in the U.S. to see it have probably seen many photos and articles about it since the ceremony this past Saturday.

 

What a beautiful and lavish affair it was! I was particularly delighted with (the hats and) some of the words addressed to the young couple during the sermon:

 

 " Imagine this tired old world when love...sacrificial love is the way. Then no child would go to bed hungry ever again! Love is the way that poverty will become history."

- the Most Reverend Michael Curry

 

Certainly the Rev's words seem to line up with scripture: "It is not His will that one of these little ones should perish." -Matthew 18:14

 

Do you ever wonder how to help those hungry children, but you just don't know how to help?

 

I recently wrote a book about a year-long money adventure that I experienced: "Risking It All: One Woman's Adventure Giving Away Her Income." For one whole year, I gave away my income, and then I wrote about that venture. One thing I learned is that it's always the right time to give. There are always needs greater than mine, and with a little bit of research anyone who desires to give can find a worthy cause-an organization of integrity that will maximize their use of your funds.

 

In light of the directives from the Royal Wedding (and from Jesus Christ Himself), may I recommend one worthy organization that works to alleviate the suffering of the hungry and poor little ones?

 

The Mennonite Central Committee (mcc.org) has these areas of focus:

 

 1.  Caring for the lives and futures of uprooted and other vulnerable people.

2.  Providing water, food, and shelter first in times of hunger, disaster and conflict, then education and ways to earn income.

 

3.  Working with churches and communities to prevent violence and promote peace and justice.

4.  Investing in opportunities for young people to serve in Canada, U.S., and around the world.

5.  Serving in humility and in partnership to meet local needs with local solutions.

 

Yes, you can love, just as the good Reverend advocates. Even a tiny gift can contribute to making a huge impact. Simply go to the MCC's website or another of your choice and find DONATE on the page.  

 

What ways in your life have you discovered to love others by giving? Let's inspire and help each other by sharing our ideas in the comments below.

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