There is a difference between giving and investing, but we often confuse the two. That’s why we’re disappointed to hear our gift was used for alcohol instead of food for the family. That’s also why we’re cynical about politicians receiving gifts from donors and lobbyists.
Corruption results from calling an investment a gift. (This is a lie.)
Disappointment is the result of thinking a gift is an investment. (This is foolish.)
When our minds, our money, and our hearts are in the right place we can truly give with “no strings attached”.
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.Exodus 23:8 KJV