Saturday, June 1, 2013

Charity Begins at Home

"Charity begins at home." This quote has been used by many and even contested to whoever said it first or where it begins. Some said it is from the Bible, but others said there is no such thing being said in the Bible verbatim. I would say it may not be found in the Bible word for word, but the context or the message this quote is saying is biblical in nature. Charity is being taught by God. It is the love of God that we should also give to our family and to the people around us. Charity is how we share God's love not only within us, our family, but also to the humanity. 

As a family, we first provide for our family. We give them food to eat, home for shelter, and making sure the needs are being taken cared of. Most of all we show to them how we care for one another. This in turn will be practiced by our kids in their dealings with the society. They will emulate what the parents and members of the family is practicing. We can be charitable in many ways not only with money or material things. We can share and give our smile, affection, giving comfort, providing time to those who need it. Being selfless for the good of humanity, I would say, is the best act we can impart to others, and all these can be taught and started at home.

Anyways, this picture above was taken last week with our eldest holding the bag with shoes that she is giving to the shoe-drive for kids in Africa. Her school hosted this drive and she just reminded me about it on Wednesday. She chose 2 pairs of sneakers and I told her I can give my 2 pairs too as I haven't worn them anymore. She was very excited and I am very proud of her enthusiasm in helping others. Even at night, during prayer before she goes to sleep, she will mention that God bless all the children around the world.     

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Rcel said...

Charity it indeed is that these two pretty girls Bless has learned from your home! Kudos to that! Lami kaayog mga pahiyom ang duha oi!

Triz is filling her money bank to be brought to Philippines next year to distribute to all her cousins and kids in the neighborhood. I am sure it will be so fulfilling to her when she can finally do that.

Nanga-adlawon ug BPC hop. :D

Rechie L said...

I so agree to this. Even with those what we thought simple acts of giving and caring is a charitable act. We may not noticed it but we do it everyday in our home and as parents, we should impart it or deliver that message of charity to our kids everyday.

Your kid sure has a heart that's kind and pure to help others. Both of them are so cute!

michi said...

I do agree. Charity begins at home so we need to teach our kids this value. I love to declutter and stuff that are in good condition we really donate or give to relatives.

Franc Ramon said...

It's nice that the kids are starting to learn the value of charity and sharing.

Gil Camporazo said...

Well, it is indeed from the Bible. Charity is the pure love of Christ. It is just plainly stated as "Charity begins at home" for it purports that charity is first taught at home by parents to their children.

Josie said...

teaching kids at an early age to help other people and being charitable will make them closer to God and they will grow up as good citizens too. Nice job sis!

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

That was nice for your little girl to show affection towards the less fortunate and with her young age, she knew already! Good job mom!

Rita VonCoupon said...

I'm sure giving those shoes to the drive will make her feel awesome.

MikiHope said...

You have two adorable little girls with winning smiles!! And because of your teachings their personalities will mirror those smiles and bring happiness to others.

Chubskulit Rose said...

My children's school do that a lot. We donate to different charities through the school.

Cyndie said...

Teaching at a young age is the best. They will alway remember to give

Jennifer Williams said...

I love teaching my kids to share. I coupon just so that I can afford to donate food to those that need it and my kids always help me drop it off. Great lessons you are teaching your kids.

becca said...

what a great value you are instilling in your daughter. your children are adorable

jheylo said...

That is so true, they said how our children act in the public reflect the kind of upbringing they have from their parents. We sure are their first teacher and we are their role model too. So, everything begins in our home no doubt about that.

Nicole A. said...

So great to start instilling this young.

Melinda Dunne said...

I always give to charity. I know what it is like to have nothing so I donate regularly. I have always taught my children to pay it forward. It is a great lesson you are teaching your children.

Adin B said...

Awe! What a sweetie she is mommy. You raised an awesome kid. God Bless all the kids, indeed.

nova hedges said...

your kids are so adorable, that's really nice of you doing that. you are right charity must begin at home jud.

Michelle Garrett said...

This is an awesome and inspiring post. I love that you're instilling these values in your children at a young age! Way to go!

emzkie said...

what you said about charity is so true. we should teach our kids this act while they are still young. Good to see your girls are so excited to donate their stuff. Good job pretties!

thanks for joining BPC mommy Bless!

Jessica Cassidy said...

Awww! God bless their hearts Mommy Bless, you have a generous and kind-hearted daughters :-) They both are sweet and looks like you have a fashionista in your house too.

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