Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Things that Make Me Feel Joy..

I search. that is what I do, and have always done. I search for meaning, for truth, for love, for joy, for hope and promise, and for understanding. Today I was (re)searching volunteering, or getting involved with, a church in my city whose members do absolutely incredible things for other people.

This church does a lot of work with and for people who have been pushed aside and seemingly discarded by a society that has the means to care for them, but seems to choose not to. They work for addicts, and street people, for those with mental illnesses and those who need more support than they receive through government programs.

As I was reading their website I came upon a list of their values. I won't write them all, but as I read this one I laughed (gleefully) at how beautiful it was:

" We value outrageous generosity".
Wow! I like that.

3 comments:

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Aqua. Great that you're thinking of getting involved in the community like that. A very positive sign. Hope you find something you enjoy.

Bearfriend xx

merope3 said...

LOL, I like it too!

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

But don't you know that "outrageous generosity" is anti-American? At least that's what people down here in my country think.

It's disgusting. I like the quote myself but I'm frustrated with my country right now with how greedy we are. Especially after this oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.