God’s been talking to me a lot about poverty and my finances. My big lesson thus far: People in poverty don’t have a right to my stuff just because they don’t have it, but I’m also realizing that I don’t have the right to my own stuff just because I do have it.
Although hard work and wise decisions on my part have contributed to my financial situation, I’m far from self-made. I was born in the right part of the world and in the right part of town with the right parents to encourage my college education and supply me with a chunk of money to start off my adulthood. I don’t have a right to my financial situation, it was a gift.
I’m big on shrewd financial management, but maybe the next chunk of money that comes free should go toward generosity instead of my mortgage?