I understand, "the conversation" often goes something like this:
Parents: You kids have too much.
Parents: Let me teach you how to be Generous.
My parents never had "the conversation" with me. After all, we lived in Brazil and we were surrounded by slums where people had the most heartbreaking needs.There is nothing wrong with having "the conversation" tough. I believe it's good and much needed.
My kids are not growing up in Brazil. As a matter of fact, they have both citizenships but they have yet to see what Brazil looks like. What they do have, is their father and mother as an example.
|how quickly they grow!|
My uncle would feed the homeless downtown with his youth group often. He'd give them food and share Jesus with them. He'd welcome them with dignity to our church, no matter how dirty they looked, they always left with new clothes, food and a smile.
You see, the conversation wasn't needed because of the examples I saw all the time. Generosity became a daily part of life.
|Learning to share by making baskets|
This will not be our last time helping them fundraise. I am in awe of God's grace and favor as we join forces as a family to be even more generous.
Whether you and I have "the conversation" is not relevant. The important thing is to constantly encourage kids to have a heart of generosity because God is so generous Himself.