Letters to an American Lady ~ C.S. Lewis ~ Quote

This quote comes from Letters to an American Lady ~by C.S. Lewis

Another thing that annoys me is when people say “Why did you give that man money? He’ll probably go and drink it.” My reply is “But if I’d kept [it] I should probably have drunk it.

This really convicted me because I’ve used this excuse not to be generous with beggars, homeless, needy people. What am I wasting my money on (the money I’m guarding and protecting from people like them)? Teach me Lord and let me be generous with your money. Forgive me for my arrogance and selfishness. Let me trust that you will lead me to give where and when and to whom you want. Let me respond to your leading.

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5 thoughts on “Letters to an American Lady ~ C.S. Lewis ~ Quote

  1. Yes, amen to that. I read somewhere, on the subject of giving, that it isn’t our place to attach strings to our gifts anyway–what a person does with our gift is between that person and God. Still, I have selfishness to confee. May the Lord lead us in grace and truth.

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