Giving Away the Money

There’s a church in Lakeland, Florida called The Access Church which did something pretty unusual a few days ago. Instead to collecting money from congregants, the congregation received envelopes containing cash ranging in amounts. The objective was to use the money to “bless” someone. There were no strings or hidden agendas involved. The participants were to blog about the experience of using the money for someone else’s benefit. The experiment is intended to encourage people to practice charity. It’s an interesting idea. While the amounts of money given away wouldn’t substantially impact the recipients financially, it is the gesture and the practice of giving away that has the greatest impact. You can read more about the story in the Lakeland Ledger.