Last year, Time Magazine’s list of “people who most affect our world” included an obscure vegetable seller in Taitung County, Taiwan. 59-year-old Chen Shu-chu ((陳樹菊) does not have the most lucrative job, yet she has donated the equivalent of nearly $320,000 USD to help children. As 黃介文 mentioned on her program today, Chen Shu-chu has published a book about her life and experiences.
Here’s a piece of advice from her book:
Don’t wait until you become “someone” to show that you care; every single day is a day for loving people.
Like the widow in the Bible who gave her only two pennies to God, we can give of our ability, not according to quantity.
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins,j worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”