When we have the opportunities to give, do we give our best?
Do we give our best at work?
Do we give our best to our families?
Do we give our best to our God?
Do we give our best to one another?
Do we give our best to our communities?
Do we give our best to our environment?
I have always found myself asking questions like these. Today, I was reminded of them while sorting food in the basement of the Muncie Mission. They recently received a large donation of items from a local food drive. As I was separating cans and boxes, perishable and non-perishable items, I found myself wondering if people were giving their best?
Were people giving out of a desire to help those in need or in order to clear out their pantry’s? I found a few cans that were way past the expiration dates. I found a few cans that were so old they were rusting. I found items that I truly wondered if people really thought anyone would want? I found many items where people had put in partially used items.
So, do we give our best or do we give just enough to make ourselves feel better about ourselves?