Be Kind to Humankind Week, observed every year between Aug 25 - 31, is an annual celebration of kindness recognized globally. Every day has its own theme with a list of lovely suggestions of ways to be kind to family, friends, neighbors – even those who may consider you their enemy.
The celebration is a reminder of how simple it is to show loving kindness to another individual – be it a friend in need or a stranger you pass on the street. The suggestions are as simple as being mindful to someone’s feelings, picking up the telephone to call a family member or friend whom you have not been in touch with for a long time, and even committing to safer driving in our busy lives.
Be Kind to Humankind Week began with two women who provided assistance to stranded boaters when no one else took the time to be bothered. With that as a starting point, take the time to “be bothered” to provide kindness to other human beings, as taught by Christ,...
What’s a “Mitzvah”?
You may have heard people – primarily Jews – use the term “Mitzvah” in describing a good deed accomplished or within the name of transformational ceremonies for young boys and girls – the Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
Translated from Hebrew, the word “mitzvah" is not merely a “good deed,” but actually a commandment, among over 600 derived from the Torah. All such commandments were traditionally understood to come from God in guiding Jewish people on how to live their lives.
So, a “mitzvah” in a sense is more than just acting with goodness and generosity in dealing with families, friends and strangers. Rather, it is all about making an ongoing commitment to live a holy life, most often giving of one’s time, talent and philanthropy in support of an individual in need or a specific cause.
As a group of Christian Women we challenge ourselves to live like Jesus to...
This study will help you use your unique position in life to make a positive and powerful difference. We will look at how Esther influenced her people and government, her biblical leadership attributes, and explore her faith-based principles to lead those around us "for such a time as this".