Tuesday, 29 November 2022 07:27

Giving (and Receiving) Tuesday

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Dear Miracle Worker,

The Course's view on giving is radical, the same as the Course's view of many things. "To have, give all to all." (OrEd.Tx.6.67) Gee … what about the Biblical teaching about tithing or giving 10%? 10% must be for “wimps!” (lol)

Today is “Giving Tuesday.” Research tells me Giving Tuesday was started in 2012, which would mean this is its 10th birthday. “Happy Birthday Giving Tuesday!” It was the brainchild of a digital media website named “Mashable” which focuses on digital news and entertainment. It was announced a month before the first occurrence set in advance as the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Some big players quickly promoted the movement (Cisco, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The White House Blog, ABC News, Forbes). “Giving Tuesday” was off and running.

By 2013 it was estimated that over 7,000 nonprofits were participating. It has continued to grow. “Giving Tuesday” is now its own non-profit 501[c]3 organization founded to promote this global movement of giving. Its foundational premise is stated as, "global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.” I like that. ACIM tells us to be generous. "The teacher of God is generous out of self-interest." (OrEd.Mn.4.19) Actually “generosity” is listed as one of the ten characteristics of God’s Teachers.

This Giving Tuesday please make a generous donation to Community Miracles Center. Keep this generosity movement – moving. You can use the "Click Here" form link below. If you are a CMC Supporting Member who we take a regular donation from, you can just email us and tell us what you would like to donate. Through the generous pledge by one of our members each extra donation given for this drive will be matched. Your donation will get doubled. WooHoo!!

(originally appeared in Miracles Weekly #364, November 29 2022)

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Rev. Tony Ponticello

Rev. Tony Ponticello is CMC Minister #20. He was ordained on Oct. 17, 1997. He is Executive Minister of Community Miracles Center and serves on the CMC Board as President. He is the Master of Ceremonies for the CMC Sunday Gathering and teaches 2 other CMC classes.

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