Celebrating International Day of Charity

The Christian faith is one heavily rooted in love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 says “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs.” Love which can also be expressed with giving. As many bible verses state, for instance;

The book of Hebrews 13:16 says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”  While 2nd Corinthians 9:7 states, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

The United Nations recognized the importance of charity through the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015. It noted that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. Which called out for a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, “focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable.”

The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities,” United Nations. The 5th of September was chosen to honour and remember the passing of Mother Teressa. A noble winning, missionary nun who is the epitome of charity across the globe.

How charitable have you been? You can help someone in need with the little you have! Remember a friend in need’s a friend indeed Let us celebrate international day of Charity together!


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