posted by Kristin Williamson
July 27, 2012 @ 3:51 pm
“To those whom much is given, much is expected.”
President John F. Kennedy said it. On the other side of the aisle, President George W. Bush said it too. It’s orgins are in the bible, but its implications apply to any religion.
So just who are these people who have been given so much? How is that defined exactly? Am I one of those people?
Well, in today’s world of economic turmoil, electoral year banter and endless conversation about public officals’s tax returns,the 99 percent, income inequality and class warfare, it’s hard to make heads or tales of just where you fit and at the end of the day, most americans associate themselves with the middle class anyway.
But the question is, does it matter? If you’re rich or poor or somewhere in between, there is still always someone who has more than you; and someone who has less. So perhaps how much you have, is relative.
We know that every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference. And that there are many ways we can share with others through time, talent and treasure. So does it matter if we’re rich or poor? Haven’t we all received much of something that we can share with others? At the end of the day, isn’t there always something we can do?
What do your kids think about being rich, poor or something in between? And what does it mean to them to ’have much’? What expectations do you have for your family in making our community a better place to live and helping others, regardless of how much you have? Find out with the Question of the Week!
Published each Friday, use the Question of the Week to spark conversation with your children about family, money, giving and help them explore what matters most to them.