I was listening to some people have a discussion this morning that was mostly about charity. Eventually, the conversation turned to people/organizations/corporations who advertise their charitable givings for good publicity. Some people in the group expressed their misgivings about such behavior.
My feelings on the subject is that it does not matter why people behave charitably. Why do we think it necessary to judge a person’s motivation when they are doing the charitable thing? As long as the good work is getting done, the motivation for doing such can be a moot point.
*On a side note, it was Cornel West who said, “Never confuse charity with justice.”