The dictionary definition of greed is :
“excessive desire for more of something than is needed…”
Some would say we should be satisfied with the amount of money the Calvary Family has given during the last three months. Think about it.
The latest figure for Calvary: Southside is $759,382.81 and the latest figure for Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (for International Missions) is $392,000.00. Put those two together and the Calvary Family of Faith has given OVER A MILLION DOLLARS for Local and International Missions ($1,151,382.81 to be exact)…..in 3 months!
But, look at the definition again. “desire for….more than is needed!”
I don’t know about you but I don’t NEED anything for Christmas. But there are missionaries waiting to go to the Mission field and they NEED us to give! So, I really don’t think this longing I have is greed. I am just longing for us to reach a little deeper, make a few slight adjustments, and reach our goal of $500,000.00 (it’s just over $100,000 more). We can do this!
If you’ve not given, you still can (Sunday or postmark it by Dec. 31st). If you have given, would you join us in considering that you could give a little more?
KK and I are going back to our knees; I know we will write another check. I have an excessive desire for more! Not to get more but to give more. What do you think? It might seem excessive but it’s not exactly greed!