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Santa Barbara Family YMCA | Campaign for Youth | Annual Generosity Raising

There are two scriptures that comes to mind as I begin writing this, Jeremiah 29:7 “seek the peace and welfare of the city to which I have caused you to be carried away captive; and pray to the Lord for it…”  and then “If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion–how can God’s love be in that person?” 1 John 3:17.  From the standpoint of a follower of Christ, giving money, time and possessions should simply be from an overflow of the love and goodness of God that is experienced on a personal level.  Seeking the welfare of others from a place of being filled with love from God and those around us greatly enriches both the fullness of our love as well as the amount we are able to pour forth into other’s lives.