I’ve published another article for Examiner.com as the Raleigh Practical Christianity Examiner. The article is called “They can’t take advantage of us.”
Many Christians are concerned that people will take advantage of their good will if they begin helping others. But, if we understand the attitude and motivation we should have when we serve and give to others, then people can’t take advantage of us.
I begin with a story that I haven’t told on my blog yet:
A man – a stranger to all of the ladies – walked up to the door and introduced himself. He explained that he was trying to return home to a city just up the highway, but he didn’t have enough money to buy gas for his car.
The ladies talked to him and listened to his story. They heard about his struggles and his needs. One of the ladies offered to provide some groceries for him. A few of the other ladies offered to buy him some gas, then pooled the few dollars that they had between them. While some went to get the food for him, others followed him to the gas station to pump some gas into his car.
Please use the link above to jump over to Examiner.com and read the entire (short) article.