In Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Wendy Mass wrote:
“A fight is going on inside of me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The same fight is going on inside of you.”The son thought on it for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf will win?”The old man replied simply, “The one you feed.”
For many of us, that struggle is so real. There’s a battle raging inside that will determine who we serve. Do we serve ourselves or do we serve others? Do we gratify ourselves or do we encourage others? Do we hoard for ourselves or do we generously give to others?
This month at CCCJ, we’re going to feed our GENEROSITY. We’re going to talk about it, practice it and have victories in it. We’re going to talk about money, but not for the sake of getting more money. We’re going to talk about money because, frankly, money is God’s biggest competitor for your heart.
I hope you can join us this weekend as we surrender our hearts, our lives, and our wallets to the Kingdom of Heaven. And here’s the word from Paul that’s inspired this whole thing: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows GENEROUSLY will also reap GENEROUSLY. We’re going to be a people of irrational generosity, so mark your calendars for this Sunday morning!