One of my favorite shows on CBS is ‘Undercover Boss’ I wrote about it here: Competing network ABC answered the challenge and two weeks ago aired the first episode of ‘Secret Millionaire.’ The idea of this show is that a millionaire lives undercover one week in a depressed city or region of the country. While there, living on social security wages, the volunteer at different organizations that help the homeless, underprivileged, or simply provide a service to the community in some way. After spending a week with the organizations, they reveal that they are indeed millionaires and give these organizations (and in some cases individuals) large – so far $10,000 – $60,000 – donations.
I am a softy when it comes to these shows. I tear-up when these hard working people receive such a gift. Last night’s millionaire – “Marc” seemed to enjoy giving he even mentioned a temptation to give up his two beach houses in San Diego and living in the one-room house in Detroit so he could stay and volunteer. He said repeatedly, that he felt the millions he had from an initial $1,000 investment in a duplex was only a gift to be able to help others. Two verses came to mind last night as I watched this show:
” . . . It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
“. . . but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” Eph 4:38
You and I may not be millionaires – I’m certainly not – but we can give. We can share what we have of our FAT – Finances, Ability, and Time.
Keep reading, keep working, and keep giving.