How to Teach Children Generosity in an Age of Online Giving: Stewardship
Shobi Selvadurai - Stewardship
'Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.' 2 Corinthians 9:7
This well-known verse shows that generosity starts with the heart: the deeper our understanding of God’s generous character, the deeper we will feel called and moved to share our time, talents, and resources with others. If we want to teach our children about giving, first and foremost we can help them to recognise God’s generosity in sending Jesus to die for us. Once they have grasped God’s wholehearted love and mercy, we can nurture them in developing a true and selfless desire to show generosity to others.