Charity

Philippines
May 19, 2011 11:43am CST
I attended this seminar. It is about attracting money into you. In the seminar, we were lectured that if we give money to the needy, beggars for example, we receive in the future 100 fold of the money we gave. It doesn't matter if the beggar is a member of a syndicate. What matters is your intention when you lent out your money. Before, i am already charitable to the beggars on the street but not always. Since i learned this valuable lesson, i make it a point to give even a minimal amount if i come across anyone in need. To my fellow myLotters, i hope you are one with me in here.
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@petersum (4525)
• United States
19 May 11
There are a lot of pennyless preachers toting that claim! Beggers are like gambling, you only spend the money if you have enough for yourself first, and then some spare. But if you think that you are going to win big from a begger, you will be disappointed. By all means give charity - but don't try to justify it with false claims! God recognizes good deeds but not greed! If you expect something back - that's greed.
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• Philippines
20 May 11
I think desire for more money is not totally greed. It is still depending on the intention of the individual. If you have more money, you can help more.
• Philippines
20 May 11
hi! perhaps we attended the same seminar. was it money magnet or attracting wealth? was it in moa or qc? hehe only a day in the seminar will not be enough to fully grasp the laws of the universe. even the most basic ones that JC has shared. charity as it was mentioned in the seminar, would fall under the law of giving. when one gives, one must do it with an open heart. it doesn't always follow that we get back a hundred fold of everything we give out. but we do get back whatever we give out to the world. in my personal opinion, charity begins with oneself, with one's family, in one's home. the law of giving begins not with the beggars on the streets. and it's not just about money. there are many valuable lessons that were imparted in the seminar and i thoroughly enjoyed it. hagd!
• Philippines
20 May 11
yes, i attended in moa. it is a great seminar. hope i can attend the other/follow up seminars as well. How are you been doing after attending it?
• Philippines
20 May 11
i attended money magnet in moa last jan and feb this year. it was fun the first time with my friends in the business. then the second time i brought 3 people in my group so they could in turn learn something out of it. then i did attracting wealth as a follow up last april 1st. there was an assignment there that i did. a short-term goal. it happened 3 days after. when we become receptive of the possibilities, opportunities are abundant. i haven't attended yet the bootcamp which costs about Php30,000. i'm still doing a lot of things from previous seminars plus the cost is not within my "extra". hehe
• Philippines
20 May 11
it's good to hear that you have positive results. just continue attracting positive energy and money. it might not take long before you acquire the 30k.
@moirai (2311)
• Philippines
19 May 11
Hmm... I'm afraid I do not agree exactly... You mentioned that it doesn't matter if the beggar is a member of a syndicate... hmm... well, the problem there is: the money you give, how do you know where and to whom it ends up with? Does the poor person really benefit from the money you gave? Or is it the syndicate who benefits? And what does the syndicate use the money for? Do they distribute it among the poor for their benefit? Or do they use it to fund some illegal activities? Or maybe the 'higher ups' in the syndicate keeps the money to themselves... To me, I would prefer to give food to the beggars, if I am going to give them anything at all. But more preferably, I want to bring them to social services who might be able to help them. Or, if I can do it myself, offer them opportunities to work and earn for themselves...
• Philippines
20 May 11
I said it doesn't matter if its a syndicate or not because you really can't tell which is which. What if the one in front of you is a genuine beggar then you doubted and refused to help?
@moirai (2311)
• Philippines
20 May 11
I understand. =) And as I said, I would prefer to give food, instead of money. Because food I think I am more confident that they will consume it themselves or at least share it among people like them, instead of passing it on to members of a syndicate. Either that, or the other things I said (social services and the opportunity to earn themselves). But I respect your opinion and your stand. =) Mine is just my personal opinion anyway. =) Have a nice day! =)
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
27 May 11
Well, there have been many times I have given $$ to the poor and offered them things they might have been wanting and needing in other ways as well. Sometimes I have even tried to offer them work, etc. as well. The thing is learning to read them and know if they are genuine or not. But it is true that when you help others it will be given back to you many times when you find yourself needing it the most.
• India
20 May 11
Its a very generous gesture to help the needy. Not everybody in this world is blessed with the food, shelter and clothing. We must as human help other people in needy times cause we would not know when we will be asking for help one day. not to sure about the 100 fold that you were told about in the seminar but for sure when you help someone in need, someway and somehow in future god will help you. Help the needy and always offer a helping hand.....
• Philippines
20 May 11
Giving is an act of kindness towards fellowmen. It is always advised to be giving, because it is a sign that we are compassionate to those who are less fortunate in life. As it is often said, "It is better to GIVE than to RECEIVE". This holds true, because it goes to show that you have MORE in life. Thus we are morally obligated to SHARE our blessings.