While living in Zambia before, I frequently came in contact with people who asked me for things…like money. I wanted to honor Jesus’ command to “give to everyone who asks of you,” so I quickly realized that I needed to get creative in how I gave, because I didn’t even have 20 Kwacha (1/4 cent) for everyone who would ask.
I don’t think that the president of Senegal was thinking of Jesus’ command, but he definitely got creative in giving to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. He offered free land to any of the victims who would want to voluntarily repatriate back to Senegal. Thankfully, they made sure to clarify that “it would be in a fertile part of the country rather than in its parched deserts.”