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I like this quote from Dorothy Day:

“To attack poverty by preaching voluntary poverty seems like madness. But again, it is direct action….To be profligate in our love and generosity, spontaneous, to cut all the red tape of bureaucracy! The more you give away, the more the Lord will give you to give. It is a growth in faith. It is the attitude of the [person] whose life of common sense and faith is integrated. To live with generosity in times of crisis is only common sense. In the time of earthquake, flood, fire, people give recklessly; even governments do this.”

Reminds me of the “loaves and fishes” principle. The more you give the more there is to give. Hard to get that across in some church budgetary processes – not my current one, I hasten to add!