Charity – Our 912 Value for June

Each month we have been focusing on a 912 value of the month. In doing so we are trying make ourselves better people. Taking each value and learning its meaning and applying it to our lives in small bits and pieces is a great way to improve ourselves and give us a road map for what we are looking for in people that will represent us. This month’s value is one our 912 group has embraced early on and something my family has always tried to be involved with.

To lose our focus on ourselves,  and to focus on others, that is the goal with Charity.

In the bible the translations are

International Standard Version (©2008)
Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best one of these is love.

King James Bible
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.

American King James Version
And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

What is neat about Charity as you can see above is that it is used interchangeably with the word love. It is also the greatest value of all.

To give or do something for others is a great expression of love. It is important as times continue to get harder and more difficult that we reach out to others in need. If we cannot financially, maybe by giving of your time, organizing a food drive or visiting a hospital. There is so much we can do to help each other up by sharing a smile, donating your time or opening your wallet. The South Florida 912 has participated in a number of charity events and organized a number of our own. So please let us know your ideas for future needs in our community as we will continue to show LOVE to our neighbors whether they are from Palm Beach County, Haiti, Tennessee, in the military or somewhere else.

There are many more – but never enough so please keep your ideas coming and volunteer
yourself at your church or a local shelter and or donate.

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