Food, Kndness, Compassion and Talent!

Food, Kndness, Compassion and Talent!

SPOILER ALERT!

There are only a couple of tables left for the upcoming Dinner and Talent Show to support our youth mission and activity fund. This is an important opportunity to share food, fellowship and laughter around the table. So call the church to reserve your seats! We have tried to price this year’s event so even our families with multiple children can come, but if you need help, there are “scholarship” funds available for that purpose. Even more important, we need talent acts to fill in the gaps between Johnnie “The Emcee” Selby’s stand-up routine. We will also have an area for people to display talents that are not performing arts, such as but not limited to: painting, textiles, pottery, wood working, calligraphy, photography, and crafts. Susan Bernauer (502-991-1635) has offered to help folks display their work with a printed statement of what and who has contributed, children included. So, please sign up in the Gathering Area this week for performing arts and contact Susan for creative arts. Also, we will have a silent auction that evening (maybe one or two live auctions, as well). Items can be donated through Paige Gottlieb, our Master for the Silent Bid! And most of all get your tickets!!!!!

 

National Random Acts Of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17th each year by individuals, groups, and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. It is a favorite day for many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness. Not only is it positive for the receiver, but for the giver, too! This Day originated in New Zealand. Doing random acts of kindness is something that can be done any and every day of the year. Mark Twain said, "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Being kind doesn't take a lot of effort. "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." - Dalai Lama

As we just celebrated the Week of Compassion, it seems appropriate to remind ourselves that showing compassion is akin to doing random acts of kindness. Having compassion without action is similar to the Book of James assertion that “faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” I believe this is similar to Paul’s claim in his letter to the Corinthians that love is an action, not an idea.

Some other random thoughts for this week:

"Hatred corrodes the vessel it is carried in." - Chinese Proverb

"Hate less, live longer." - Terri Guillemets

"Anyone who takes themselves too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at themselves does not." - Vaclav Havel

"Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can." - Elsa Maxwell

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