The money is one of the largest financial pledges to charity by a sitting president. NYTIMES.COM
A long time ago I made a personal rule to never criticize, question nor attempt to analyze the motivations of anyone who does anything in the name of charity, but rather just be glad for it. You never know what’s in someone’s heart or why they do certain things. Some people think different and pat themselves on the back. That’s fine, too. Just not for me. On this specific matter, assuming there is no investigation that is, I think it’s stupid that it’s in the news at all, and maybe that’s simply because it’s the President who did it and everything a President does and says is news. Luckily, I don’t care. I’m glad he did it. I’m glad the NY TIMES didn’t write a vitriolic headline. I’m glad for the way everyone in the US seems to be doing a fantastic job trying their best to help out Houston in a horrific time.
Matthew 6:1-8 King James Version (KJV)
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.