“CAST YOUR bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, yes, even [divide it] to eight, for you know not what evil may come upon the earth.” Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 ->me: I had to do a little reading on this passage to help get the context (talked it over with Marianne too). This feels very much like a call to be generous in our charity and to not wait or withhold our giving for an appropriate time; be proactive in looking for ways to give it away. ‘Cast…bread on the water, for you will find it after a long while’ points at the investment in people. When I take chances on and am generous with my investment into those God brings into my path, I will, at some point, see the return in them. Don’t hold back my generosity for I don’t know when I might have the opportunity again to be generous. Try to be thoughtful in stretching the giving across as wide an area as possible (give to seven…even eight). I don’t think this is just monetary investment, it also feels like time investment. The Lord is really helping me to see this clearly with the book I am reading now as well – Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem.