Morning Questions – Generosity

I would love to get your thoughts on these questions, just for fun:

1. Why are some people generous and others are not?
2. Is generosity defined by action, a state of being, or both? Can a person give more without becoming more generous? And, can a person become more generous without giving more, showing more hospitality, etc.?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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3 thoughts on “Morning Questions – Generosity

  1. 1. Some people are less self-centered than others.
    2. I think it best to define generosity as an action AND state of being. Both. As for your other question: “Can a person give more without becoming more generous?” That depends on how much Mexican they’ve had.
    By the way, I’m still wondering if your series on church restarts is done, and if not how many parts you’re planning on it.

  2. Empathy. Perhaps a disadvantage for Supreme Court justices, but essential to true generosity and authentic personhood. “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

  3. 1. I personally believe generous givers give because they have come to realize what God has done for them, grasp it, and therefore they give.
    2. Giving is both a state of being and an action.
    I believe generous people give more not less of their time, money, energy, and so on.
    Great posts Tim! Keep up the good work. Enjoy your vacation. God bless.