The actual meaning of “Philanthropy”, is “GOOD WILL, to fellow members of our human race”. It is active effort to promote human welfare. And philanthropy literally means, “LOVE OF MAN KIND”, by giving money or materials to a cause that serves the benefits of people, whom we may not personally know. An act of kindness and “self sacrifice” and love we manifest towards people who are in distress, grief, loss and in poverty.
The Biblical perspective of “Philanthropy”, our Lord Jesus taught is quiet revolutionary. The act of “philanthropy”, is not throwing few coins to a person in need (or) it is not an act of “dumping” on a needy person with all our “unwanted goods” rather “Philanthropy”, is giving someone sacrificially out of what we ourselves need the most and see our beneficiary make a living out of our contribution. AND THEY EXPECT NO REWARD AND EXPECT NOT EVEN AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT.