We understand that according to the secular world, the word charity means to help people in need. But, to us and every Christian around the world, Charity means Love. The Greek word for love is translated both as ‘charity’ and ‘love’ in many places in the new testament. But none stands out and defines it better than in this passage:
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things; love never fails…– 1 Cor 13:1-8
This passage expresses the attitude of selfless love but it also relates the great lengths a person would go to love well. As a Christian organization, we recognize that to love means to intentionally do what is in the best interest of another person out of care and concern for the other person no matter the cost. Jesus Explains that to us through the images of the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) yet not without instructing us to go and do the same (verse 37).
However, this is not something we believe any one can do on its own; for the love that is being asked of us is AGAPE love–an unconditional love and loyalty for people that can be found in God alone. The bible says that God is Love (1 John 4:8); Love poured out on a cursed cross to wash us with His blood and make us whole (Isaiah 53:10-11) that we might live through Him (1 John 4:9). This Love demands reciprocation (Luke 10:37), persistence (Gal 6:9)…advocacy (Matt 28:19) and Life ( John 10:10).
And that is why our charitable work extends beyond the contemporary definition of charity and roots itself in its Christian foundation…because without a compelling reason like Christ’s great sacrifice for us, we would have no reason to truly love sinful people like us.
No, this organization is not about doing something good. It is not about doing something right either; although both are noble reasons we do not seek to be noble. Our organization seeks to obey and imitate our Lord, to be Christians… and that is why this is simply all about Christ!
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
1 John 4:11
noun: charity; plural noun: charities
the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need.
synonyms: financial assistance, aid, welfare, relief, financial relief; More
help or money given voluntarily to those in need.
“an unemployed teacher living on charity”
an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.
synonyms: nonprofit organization, voluntary organization, charitable institution; More
the body of organizations viewed collectively as the object of fundraising or donations.
“the proceeds of the sale will go to charity”
kindness and tolerance in judging others.
“she found it hard to look on her mother with much charity”
synonyms: goodwill, compassion, consideration, concern, kindness, kindheartedness, tenderness, tenderheartedness, sympathy, indulgence, tolerance, leniency, caritas; literarybounteousness
“show a bit of charity”
love of humankind, typically in a Christian context.
“faith, hope, and charity”
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