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Editorial: What could you do with $35 million? Or two mites?


We’re all amazed by the incredible generosity of Robert Wickliffe Comer. What a windfall for our brothers and sisters in Tennessee and Kentucky! 


Related: Exclusive: Trust to distribute $35 million to Churches of Christ in Tennessee, Kentucky


By the way, for our brethren in these states, we realize that several nonprofits have contacted you already, asking for a portion of the funds you’ll be receiving. At the risk of piling on, should any of you feel compelled to send some much-needed support to the newspaper that broke the story, we’ll accept it with grateful hearts.

It’s unlikely that many of us ever will be in a position to distribute $35 million to worthwhile ministries. But each of us has something to contribute to future generations.

It’s unlikely that many of us ever will be in a position to distribute $35 million to worthwhile ministries. But each of us has something to contribute to future generations.

Recently, The Christian Chronicle conducted a survey of our most consistent and generous donors. A large percentage of them told us that they have done little or no estate planning or that they haven’t designated nonprofits as beneficiaries.

Securing our finances so that they benefit the next generation is an important part of stewardship. And while our children and other beneficiaries must pay taxes on their inheritances, it’s tax-efficient to name a charity as a beneficiary of your retirement plan assets.

We would love for you to consider the Chronicle in your estate planning. Please call the Chronicle’s attorney, Stephen Eck, at (405) 425-5080 for a free, no-obligation consultation, or email our president and CEO, Erik Tryggestad, at [email protected] and allow us to discuss a plan that works best for you.

May we also find ways this Christmas season to practice generosity — no matter the size of our bankroll.

It’s amazing what a one-time traveling salesman from small-town Kentucky was able to accomplish in his lifetime. 

It’s amazing how the Lord blessed his endeavors with prosperity. 

What’s most amazing, though, is how his financial stewardship has resulted in an incredible outpouring of generosity. 

May we also find ways this Christmas season to practice generosity — no matter the size of our bankroll. 

Although it’s easy for us to get star-struck by the amount of brother Comer’s gift, Jesus teaches us that even two mites have might.

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