The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Giving well

Consider the dignity of the other

Today Americans tend to be suspicious of large organizations. We want to be sure our hard-earned money is wisely spent. The trend is to focus on specific projects. In Kenya and Uganda last summer on a Lutheran World Relief study trip, I saw evidence of this: plaques on newly built houses and banners on vehicles proclaiming the donor's generosity. Does that promote dignity? Or is it a sign of clumsiness in gift giving?

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