Over the years I have noticed a number of streets named after
specific individuals in this area. When around the university
I find more names on stadiums, buildings, gates etc. And when
you go around the regional hospital there are even more
buildings, named after people.
Yet most of these names mean absolutely nothing - to most people.
It might just as well be a number. That is, unless you knew the person.
Or you are from their area and generation.
What does it cost to get your name put up before the public that way?
Lot's and lot's and lot's of money.
All to no avail in time to come.
Want a reward that will last you forever?
"'Make certain you do not perform your religious duties in public
so that people will see what you do. If you do these things publicly,
you will not have any reward from your Father in heaven.
'So when you give something to a needy person, do not make a big
show of it as the hypocrites do in the houses of worship and on the
streets. They do it so that people will praise them. I assure you,
they have already been paid in full. But when you help a needy
person, do it in such a way that even your closest friend will not
know about it. Then it will be a private matter. And your Father,
who sees what you do in private, will reward you.'"
(Matthew 6:1-4 TEV)
WHAT'S THE DONATION MOTIVATION?
"Jesus looked around and saw rich people dropping their
gifts in the Temple treasury, and he also saw a very poor
widow dropping in two little copper coins. He said, 'I tell
you that this poor widow put in more than all the others.
For the others offered their gifts from what they had to
spare of their riches; but she poor as she is, gave all she
had to live on'".
"'You can be sure that whoever gives even a drink of cold water
to one of the least of these my followers because he is my
follower, will certainly receive a reward.'"
(Matthew 10:42 TEV)
"The greatest humbug in the world is the idea
that money can make a man happy. I never
had any satisfaction with mine until I began to
do good with it."