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Jim's Notebook | 2/9/2018 | Staff
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Like millions of others around the world, I’m preparing for the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent. Many people know Lent as a time of fasting. However, another key element of Lent is the act of giving.

This prompted me to share something with you. It’s about the difference between giving from substance and giving from surplus.

Types

These 2 types of giving are profoundly different.

Giving from surplus. This means giving your spare money, spare time, etc. It’s about giving what’s left over. It’s about offering what you have no real need for.

Substance - Money - Time - Etc - Need

Giving from substance. This means giving money, time, etc., which you do have a need for. So, you need to go without something in order to give. It’s the opposite of giving your left-overs.

Here’s an example of the difference between giving from surplus and giving from substance.

Person - Millions - Charity - Wealth - Need

A super-rich person gives millions to charity, but their wealth is so vast, they have no real need...
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