Quite a story here.
Somebody anonymously bestowed a mountain of money on various charities in a town suffering from a severe economic downturn. The local homeless shelter, which had never seen a donation larger than 25k, (itself a remarkable gift) will receive 2 million. I fight the urge to let myself get irritated when I read about wealthy people leaving millions to universities and hospitals, when there is so much money needed at the street level, so this story made me smile this morning.
I also found it interesting that a few of the recipients opted out of attempts to identify the donor. Some said it would be disrespectful to even try. I think I agree. The whole thing reminded me of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry “anonymously” donated money to a cause, only to be miffed that he received no accolades for doing it.
Nashville seems to be chock-full of biblical scholars, but I was surprised to read that the “through the eye of a needle” aphorism has it’s roots in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
This slightly comforts me, I have no idea why.