Undepravity – The Power of Half

With all the bad news in the world, I like to read something good every now and then, you know? So, that’s why at least once a week, I try to bring something good in the world to light. It’s our weekly dose of ‘undepravity’…:

Kevin Salwen, a writer and entrepreneur in Atlanta, was driving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006. While waiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes coupe on one side and a homeless man begging for food on the other.

“Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal,” Hannah protested. The light changed and they drove on, but Hannah was too young to be reasonable. She pestered her parents about inequity, insisting that she wanted to do something.

“What do you want to do?” her mom responded. “Sell our house?”

Warning! Never suggest a grand gesture to an idealistic teenager. Hannah seized upon the idea of selling the luxurious family home and donating half the proceeds to charity, while using the other half to buy a more modest replacement home.

Read the rest here:

Op-Ed Columnist – What Could You Live Without? – NYTimes.com.

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3 Replies to “Undepravity – The Power of Half”

  1. What a wonderful testimony, and a wonderful child (Hannah). I suspect this family can attest to being happier and more blessed than ever before. I truly identify with them. THANK YOU JESUS.

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