Originally Posted by Lauxa
So what do you think? Do we have a greater responsibility to our own families/employees/communities than to the rest of the world? And what amount of resources should be given to charity?
I think that it's a great idea to start with those immediately around you. Actually, start with yourself and take good care of your own well-being and then let that fullness flow out to the people around you, the community and the world. When you give and help your friends, family and community, I think it can actually change the world. I wouldn't say there's a certain amount that is required as far as money, but whatever you can do out of your abundance.
At the church I formerly attended, there were tithes of course, but the church donated to many, many worthy causes in our city and around the world.