Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
I was thinking this week how I could do a small part to help others out. I was thinking about how I had unwanted items in my house (clothes, books, DVDs, etc). And how we are starting to sell these items (on Ebay, Craig's list, Amazon, etc.). I thought "well, I can't really GIVE these items right to the poor (we do donate to Goodwill..but I was thinking deeper than Goodwill). And then it came to me! I thought "Sell your items and give 100% of the profit to a charity or organization for the hungry, homeless or ill!" Yes, That was a perfect idea! Why didn't I think of that before? It is after all money we weren't counting on. It's extra money, and there are others who need it more than I do.
So my plan is to sell items I no longer want. Sell them anywhere I normally would (online, yard sale, even thrift stores) and then collect the money, and, in one lump sum, give it to Charity.
Do you have unwanted items? What about selling them to help the poor, hungry or homeless (worldwide or local)?? Jesus commands it of us!