Monday, October 11, 2010

The Rich Family In Church

What defines a rich person or a poor person?

Is it what's in your bank account, or what's in your heart?

Back in 1946 a young girl named Eddy learned the true answer to that question. She came from a monetarily poor family, as her father had passed away and left her mother with three young girls to raise with no money.

One day the church announced that they would be collecting money for a poor family. Eddy and her family thought of ways to try and save up just a little bit of money, anything they could do. They ate potatoes for a month, made potholders to sell, tried to reduce their electricity... and in the end they saved up $70 to donate to the poor family.

The only thing was, of course, that they themselves were the poor family. After the collection at church, the pastor came to their house and delivered them the envelope containing their $70, and another $17 from the rest of the congregation. Eddy and her family were shocked. They had never thought of themselves as poor!

In the end her family ended up donating the money to a missionary who was building churches in Africa. When the missionary saw the money they put in, he exclaimed that they must really have some rich people in the church! It was then that her family realized the true nature of wealth, that richness comes from within, not from your bank account.

Read the whole story over at Mikey's Funnies:
The Rich Family In Church by Eddie Ogan
and The Real Eddie Ogan

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