"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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Saturday, June 1, 2013
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