- October 22, 2018
- Posted by: The Partners
- Category: Philanthropy Counts
Published April 10, 2013
I saw a little verse of sorts the other day. I’ll mention it a little later. It reminded me of what is actually a powerful truth.
If you have heard me speak, you know how often I talk about the unerring law of tithing. That life is a wheel. The more you give, the more that comes back to you.
I can cite dozens and dozens of examples of men and women I have spoken with. Perhaps into the hundreds. These are people who tithe. I always ask the same question. Do you find that when you tithe, the funds are somehow replenished?
They all tell me the same. The money does come back to them. Life is a wheel.
Obviously, they don’t give for that reason. But it is true. There is not only the spiritual joy. The money does come back. I wrote about this in Mega Gifts. I cited real people, real names.
Just the other day, I spoke with Lou. He told me how he and his wife started tithing when they first married. After a few years, they became double-tithers. Now, after all these years, he gives away fifty percent of his income. Fifty percent!
I told him that was extraordinary. I asked if he ever felt financially stretched. He said: “It’s very strange. The more I give away, the faster it comes back to me.”
And now back to that little rhyme:
There was a man,
Some thought him mad.
The more he gave away,
The more he had.