Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is making me


Giving to the basic needs of others so that their authorities get the credit, God gets the glory, and I have the joy of eternal rewards.

1. In a general sense, love, benevolence, good will; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think favorably of their fellow men, and to do them good. In a theological sense, it includes supreme love to God and universal good will to men. 1 Cor. xiii. Col. iii. 1 Tim. i.
2. In a more particular sense, love, kindness, affection, tenderness, springing from natural relations; as the charities of father, son and brother.         -- Milton
3. Liberality to the poor, consistent in almsgiving or benefactions, or in gratuitous services to relieve them in distress.
4. Alms; whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the poor for their relief.
5. Liberality in gifts and services to promote public objects of utility, as to found and support bible societies, missionary societies, and others.
6. Candor; liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to think and judge favorably, and to put the best construction on words and actions which the case will admit.
The highest exercise of charity, is charity towards the uncharitable.    --Buckminster
7. Any act of kindness, or benevolence; as the charities of life.
8. A charitable institution.          --D. Webster
is a school maintained by voluntary contributions for educating poor children.

Noah Webster,
An American Dictionary of the English Language, 1st ed., 1828

I am concerned for the poor, the widow, the orphan. I devote my resources (money and time) to the oppressed and needy. I share my skills, my habits, and my optimism with them.

I understand the economic structures which cause poverty. I vocally oppose them at the gates of the City. In my own life I avoid all practices which contribute to a climate of inflation (debasement) and oppression.

I do not consider His gifts to be "my property" to be guarded and hid, but His property to be managed according to His Law, even when others might consider such a distribution to be "wasteful."

Whenever an acquaintance suffers the trials of Job, I give him Scriptural counsel and assist him economically.

At all times, toward all men, I am anxious to share the bounteous blessing God gives me. I am compassionate.

I do not assume guilt, but rather innocence. I construe the words and actions of my opponent in a way most favorable to his interests. I assume a need for further understanding on my part.

My family sees me becoming more and more thoughtful.

My generous habits are an asset to my community.

Those I work with are delighted that I am becoming more and more unsparing.

I am not afraid to be pitying in a "survival-of-the-fittest" culture.

My conscience knows the value of unselfish love.

My desire to be unselfish pleases God.

I am committed to becoming more and more loving.

The Spirit empowers me to be bountiful.

I often think about how I can be more comforting.

I appreciate liberality.

My spirit reverberates with agape love.

I have a natural affinity with the sorrowful and heartbroken.

I am at home with the liberal and humane; I do not fellowship with churls.

The vile person shall be no more called liberal,
nor the churl said to be bountiful. (Isaiah 32:5, KJV)

The foolish person will no longer be called generous,
Nor the miser said to be bountiful; -- Isaiah 32:5 (NKJV)

Being charitable is a real passion with me.

Those who live and work near me know me to be:

  • big-hearted
  • bountiful
  • caring
  • charitable
  • comforting
  • compassionate
  • concerned
  • consoling
  • fond
  • free
  • generous
  • giving
  • heartbroken
  • humane
  • kind
  • lenient
  • liberal
  • loving
  • moved
  • pitying
  • solicitous
  • sorrowful
  • supportive
  • thoughtful
  • tolerant
  • ungrudging
  • unselfish
  • unsparing
  • agape
At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
Acts 9:36

He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given. Proverbs 19:17

One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.
Proverbs 28:8

"And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left; and much livestock?"
Jonah 4:11

"you shall supply him liberally from your flock, from your threshing floor, and from your winepress. From what the LORD has blessed you with, you shall give to him.
Deuteronomy 15:14

he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:8

that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
2 Corinthians 8:2

while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. They glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men,
2 Corinthians 9:11,13

But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:6

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Ephesians 1:4-5

Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
-- Psalm 119:11

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'And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19:10

'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
Leviticus 25:35

"If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother,
Deuteronomy 15:7

I was a father to the poor, And I searched out the case that I did not know.
Job 29:16

Have I not wept for him who was in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?
Job 30:25

Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Psalm 82:3

He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.
Proverbs 14:31

Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard.
Proverbs 21:13

The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
Proverbs 29:7

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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