Does being generous spur more generosity?
It would appear so. From the Huffington Post:
A donut shop in Amesbury, Mass., witnessed an incredible string of customers “paying it forward” — and forward, and forward, and forward.
A total of 55 customers came through Heav’nly Donuts’ drive-thru on Saturday offering to pay the bill of the person behind them, CBS Boston affiliate WBZ reported.
The chain of generosity began after a stranger paid for Eileen Taylor’s drink on Friday. When she went back the next day committed to do the same for someone else, she started a trend.
“After that it was like, oh we’re three cars deep, four cars deep, and after about the 15th car I started letting the customers know, ‘Hey, we’re 17 cars in, you can either keep it going or you can take your coffee and go. Either way it’s your choice,’” a Heav’nly Donuts clerk told the station.
Wendy Clement, the shop’s manager, told the Christian Post that the chain eventually ended an hour and a half later -– but only because no one else was in line.
“It was fantastic,” Clement added. “The generosity was unbelievable.”
QUESTION: What if YOUR CHURCH spurred this kind of generosity in your community?
QUESTION: Leadership starts at the top. Your church will only become as generous as your leaders. How generous are you?
What’s the most generous thing you’ve ever seen a church do?