Chaplain’s Chat: Faithful supporters
Every year we put the call out to our faithful supporters to contribute to our Chaplains Appeal, giving our networks the opportunity to give financial supports that helps us provide pastoral care and chaplaincy services to thousands of people within Carinity services.
Our team of chaplains provide an essential service as part of holistic care. This year our needs are particularly important and we’re encouraging our people to be generous in supporting us.
Jesus teaches us, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
Jesus seems to pick up a theme of generosity from the Old Testament: “Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendour of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendour will not descend with him” (Psalm 49:16-17).
The encouragement is to generously invest into changing lives of those around us who are in need, because we cannot take any of our earthly treasure with us. John D. Rockefeller was one of the wealthiest men who ever lived. After he died someone asked his accountant, “How much money did John D. leave?”. The reply was classic: “He left … all of it.” You can’t take it with you.
If you are still considering donating to Carinity’s Chaplains Appeal, we would be very appreciative for it. Thank you to those who have invested into the lives of thousands of Queenslanders who our chaplaincy team will encounter over the coming year.
DAN LYONS, Director of Mission
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