Be generous and give until it hurts

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  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 20, 2012 8:40 p.m.

    You have never been forced to live in this country as an adult so you have never been forced to pay taxes to the US government.

    Or please tell us how you have been forced to live in the US. That would be a good story.

    "Free" also means free to leave. I'm guessing you haven't found a better gig yet. You like infrastructure and order don't you? It's ok, we all do.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Dec. 20, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    Thinking of others before "self" is a character trait of greatness. Thinking of "self" before others shows that there is still room for improvement.

    Being forced to think of others is satanic. Force is not part of any Godly plan. We are invited to care, to share and to help; but, we are never forced.

    Government can best serve us by restricting itself to those duties that we have allocated to it to do for us. We have never allocated the duty to care for each other's needs to the government. That is a duty that we have retained to ourselves.

    This season, and every season of the year, we should remind ourselves that "ownership" does not equate to superiority. Sharing lives and abundance is a choice that the great people of this earth will make - without help from any government.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 20, 2012 12:57 p.m.

    No, thanks, I already give to the government and yes, it does hurt!

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    Re: ". . . give until it hurts."

    Problem is, we're already hurting, even before we get a chance to give, because of all bloated, unaccountable government takes.

    And, under an Obama regime, it'll only get worse.

    Liberals clearly intend to usurp charity's traditional role with governmental action, believing themselves [and paid government bureaucrats] more worthy of determining propriety in this area than we.


    Dec. 20, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    I once heard a speaker say, "Don't give until it hurts; give until it feels good." In other words, give enough that it impacts you in some way. Putting your spare change in the Salvation Army's red bucket helps of course. But you can forget about it a minute later; it really didn't impact you at all. True charitable giving should be thoughtful and meaningful - both whom you decide to give to and how much you decide to give. You should want to give frequently because it makes you feel good; it should not be something you only do occassionally because it hurts.