“If you only give for what you hope to get out of it, do you think that’s charity? The stingiest of pawnbrokers does that.” -Luke 6:34
Charity means to care enough about people to really want to do something for them. Using up the odd moments of the day in doing small works of charity helps to alieviate the fear and boredom you may feel as you are practicing living for Christ. When we are improving our habits and changing our lives, it’s easy to get into boredom. The rest of the world seems so exciting, all the drama and material “necessities” make our wise choices to not spend money seem boring. The choice not to drink or engage in THAT kind of behavior seem prudish and lame. So…what do we do with our time now?
Boredom comes from thinking too much about yourself.
Get out, engage is acts of charity.
Kind words, prayer over stressed peers, extra volunteer hours doing manual labor or practicing a craft you are passionate about. Walk dogs at the shelter, teach sunday School, shovel a neighbors sidewalk. Churches have great outreach opportunities. Commit and be changed.