Candace Cameron Bure Encourages Intentional Generosity

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Candace Cameron Bure Encourages Intentional Generosity

By Movieguide® Contributor

Candace Cameron Bure encouraged her fans to practice true generosity, freely giving their money along with numerous other gifts.

“We usually always put generosity into the ‘money or things’ category… as in that’s the only way you can TRULY be generous. But really generosity is so much more than money and belongings,” Bure wrote in an Instagram post. “We can be generous with our thoughts, words, time, influence, and attention too!”

“When we take the time to notice a stranger, spend time helping others, or even give our friends the support they need – we are being generous! 💞” she continued. “The more we intentionally practice generosity, the more it becomes part of who we are and radiates to those around us.”

This reminder is so important in our self-centered society, especially when monetary generosity is often the easiest way to support others though not necessarily the best. Being generous with our time and attention is oftentimes one of the hardest things to practice. However, as Christians, we are called to be generous with our whole lives.

The extent of the generosity that we are called to is seen in the early church, where members saw themselves as one, freely giving everything they had.

“Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common…” Luke writes in Acts 4. “There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.”

While many Christians are familiar with this passage and picture of the early church, it is challenging to live out today. Bure’s suggestions provide excellent suggestions for how to live out this call and be a blessing to those around us.

Movieguide® previously reported on generosity:

Sadie Robertson Huff recently sat down with Jimmy Darts for a conversation on her Whoa That’s Good podcast, where the two talked about the power of generosity. 

“You have access to everything you need right now to live in a posture of putting others first,” Huff captioned a video clip of the conversation. “You don’t need crazy funds or an organization, you legit can start with the simple act of letting other people get before you in line. Don’t wait for someone else to start a random act of kindness, go out and start it yourself.”

The video showed Huff and Darts talking about how simply buying someone a drink at Starbucks could make that person’s day. 

Darts pointed out that today’s culture can be “selfish” and “self-centered,” and acts of generosity can mean a lot to people. 

“To do something like that is so powerful,” he added.

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