Giving Back means getting out of your comfort Zone and DOING something for someone else.  It is easy to write a check or bring in an item for a charity project.  Those things are ALL appreciated and needed very much However, it is more difficult to go and help a person in need.

 James 2:14-26

Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves!” – Horace Mann

“Christ has no body now on earth but yours, No hands but yours, no feet, but yours, Yours are the eyes through which the Compassion of Christ is to look on a hurting world. Yours are feet with which He is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which he is to bless now.” – Saint Theresa of Avila

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