Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7

What is the Antidote for Greed?

Are you as dumbfounded as I am by the cases that have made their way into our judicial system? Remember a few years ago when a woman sued Starbucks for 114 million dollars. What horrible thing happened to cause such a law­suit? Did she lose a limb? Was she burned over 90% of her body? Did she slip and fall and become paraplegic?

As it turns out, Starbucks emailed a coupon for a free iced coffee to a limited group of employees who were encouraged to forward it to friends and family. As you can imagine, the promotion turned into a forwarding frenzy far exceeding what Starbucks could handle, so they decided to stop honoring the coupons. But one woman felt “betrayed,” and sought a $114 million to help ease her pain.

It’s easy to recognize her greed. But what about the greed in our hearts? Do you know what the only antidote for greed is? Giving. And the Bible is clear. God loves a cheerful giver.

– Steve Arterburn

Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway. – Mother Theresa