I am concerned for the poor but more for you. I know not what Christ will say to you in the great day… I fear there are many hearing me who may know well that they are not Christians because they do not love to give. To give largely and liberally, not grudgingly at all, requires a new heart; an old heart would rather part with its life-blood than its money. Oh my friends! Enjoy your money; make the most of it; give more away; enjoy it quickly for I can tell you, you will be beggars throughout eternity.
– Robert Murray M’Cheyne
as quoted by Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, copyright 2008, page 89-90