Fish

ObeyGC2 doesn’t simply give people fish. It teaches them to fish. It shows them how to sell fish. It tears down walls erected around the fish pond. It figures out who polluted the fish pond and helps clean it up.

You’ve probably heard the famous saying often attributed to Confucius (but which actually came into being much later): “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” That saying makes a great point. It would be even better if we taught the man how to teach others to fish so we could feed his entire village for a lifetime (and beyond if he taught others the same thing). ObeyGC2 is about all of that and all the related issues that arise from it. It is about people’s welfare and about community and relationships. It is wholistic. [I know it is spelled holistic, but I’m trying to start a trend 🙂 ] It is about building a better world for the good of mankind and the glory of God. It is a virtuous cycle that feeds itself if we are faithful to put into practice what we learn and pass it on to others.

Prov 11:24-27

24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more;
another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

25 A generous man will prosper;
he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

26 People curse the man who hoards grain,
but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.

27 He who seeks good finds goodwill,
but evil comes to him who searches for it.