Sunday, January 14, 2007

"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog."

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

3 Comments:

Blogger puggimer said...

It is easy to share when you have plenty. Sharing what you don't have enough of is hard.

Though why are the best attributes always the ones that are difficult?

6:04 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Like the woman in the Bible who did not give from wealth, but the last small bit of change she had.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I think that the meaning of charity has shifted over time. It seems to be a rather generic term for giving money, goods, or time to people who are less fortunate than the giver.

I would say that this Jack London quote uses the words like it is used in the bible and it means LOVE.

And, in that sense, it really is a genuine love that would have a person sharing the last of their food even when they are starving themselves.

Agape.

8:39 AM  

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