Mark Richt sells Lake Hartwell property — I was emailed this article earlier today by a colleague. When I first started reading it, I was thinking that maybe he’d lost his marbles sending this to me… the article wasn’t about social media, or blogs, or World Vision, or charity work, or home decor or spaghetti — my typical interests. Then I saw this paragraph about half way through the post:
“Within the last year, I read this book, “The Hole in Our Gospel,” written by Richard Stearns. He’s the president of World Vision, U.S. I think people understand who World Vision is but, basically, they help the poor. Through their organization, you can help children, you can help build wells, you can buy them donkeys, whatever people need. World Vision helps people across the world. Well, anyway, there was a lot of statistical data in there about the amount of people that live on a dollar a day around this world. Billions of people. So I’m reading this book and it really affected me. It helped me realize that what we have is way more than we need and that our ability to give is hindered by this property. I guess that’s the best way to tell you. We just wanted to be in a better position to give and bless people that don’t have anything. We felt like this was one way to be able to do that.”
So if you’re wondering why I’m talking about Mark Richt, now you know. And if you’ve ever given thought to reading The Hole in our Gospel, perhaps you’ll want to pick up a copy now.
P.S. I thought about naming this post The Hole in our Gospel makes a man sell his house… I resorted to the above option.
The full article is definitely worth reading. Find it on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.