The Haiti earthquake has Generous Mind Jon Hirst thinking about a Transformational response to tragedy and crisis.
I believe Jon’s post represents tremendous counsel. One of the seldom noted elements of biblical giving is that God holds us accountable not simply for giving but for the results of our giving. Being moved out of compassion to give is good, and yet it can become zeal without knowledge if we don’t pair that compassion with insight on how to make a genuine difference, which, as Jon so rightly points out, is typically done in community.
Check out Jon’s post and then share in the comments section your own thoughts on the questions Jon asked me:
- What do you believe is a transformational response to disaster?
- Are there any unique dynamics that Transformational Giving brings to such a response?
If you’ve experienced a Transformational Giving element in tragedy–and, especially, if you’re discovering Transformational elements in your own response to the Haitian earthquake, I’d love to hear about those, too.