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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gleaning


When you reap the harvest of your land,
you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap,
nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest.
You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger.
- Leviticus 23:22


[My paraphrase: Do not be greedy. gather only what you need.
Leave what you do not need for others to harvest.]

[Definition of "gleaning": collecting leftover crops from a farmer's field after the main harvest.]

The everyday kindness of the back roads
more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
- Charles Kuralt

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou 

It is hard to interest those who have everything,
in those who have nothing.
- Helen Keller

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If you are healthy, support those who are sick.
If you have a job, support those who have lost theirs.
If you are strong, support those who are feeble of body or mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

The Least of These

Feed Just One

Opportunity for Kindness

Feeling Down? Help Someone Else

Being an Open Channel

Kindness

Generosity

Mother Teresa

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting lesson. Surely the question "am i only taking what i need?" can arise throughout a day.
    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete

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