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From the Didache

Let your alms sweat in your hands, until you know to whom you should give.

I love this. I think the message of waiting on God for direction in the arena of financial giving is a crucial one to grasp.

Information on the Didache from Wikipedia:

The Didache (Διδαχὴ, Koine Greek for “Teaching”[1]) is the common name of a brief early Christian treatise (c. 50–160), containing instructions for Christian communities. The text is possibly the first written catechism, with three main sections dealing with Christian lessons, rituals such as baptism and eucharist, and Church organization. It was considered by some of the Church Fathers as part of the New Testament[2] but rejected as spurious by others,[3] eventually not accepted into the New Testament canon with the exception of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church “broader canon”. The Roman Catholic Church has accepted it as part of the collection of Apostolic Fathers.

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