Wednesday, November 4, 2009


One of the greatest gifts we can do is charity.

"The word "charity" entered the English language through the Old French word "charité" which was derived from the Latin "caritas".[1]
Originally in Latin the word caritas meant preciousness, dearness, high price. From this, in Christian theology, caritas became the standard Latin translation for the Greek word agapē, meaning an unlimited loving-kindness to all others, such as the love of God. This much wider concept is the meaning of the word charity in the Christian triplet "faith, hope and charity", as used by the King James Version of the Bible in its translation of St Paul's Letter to the Corinthians. However the English word more generally used for this concept, both before and since (and by the "King James" Bible at other passages), is the more direct love. (See the article Charity (virtue))
St Paul's agapē was not primarily about good works and giving to the poor[dubiousdiscuss] (And though I feed the poor with all my goods, and though I give my body, that I be burned, and have not love [agapē], it profiteth me nothing - 1 Cor 13:3, Geneva translation, 1560), although in English the word "charity" has steadily acquired this as its primary meaning, wherein it was first used in Old French at least since the year 1200 A.D.."

A new reader came across this blog and told me about their charitable giving so I thought I would include them in today's blog. I don't know who they are but the plan sounds good to me.

"Hi Ed,

I’ve just come across HyMark High Spots and noticed that you are a supporter of Goodwill.

I thought you would like to know we’re supporting similar charities through our spread the word for charity program! There are 3 really simple ways you can participate and get us to donate $5, $10 and/or $20 on your behalf.

See more info and what others are saying at

Look forward to hearing from you...

Kindest Regards,


Chloe Swanson
Spread the Word for Charity

P: +61 2 8005 1773
F: +61 2 8088 7136

A: Level 2, Suite 3 / 173-179 Broadway, Ultimo, 2007, NSW, Australia"

I have always tried to be a charitable person and share what I have. My favorite charity is my church and close is the National FFA Association. They have done so much help the youth who will work in the industry that feeds us.

My neighbors are very charitable and give, give give. One works at the soup kitchen in Wilmington.

In these challenging times we have had to really work together.



  1. But, then again it could be spam... If someone emails you from Nigeria...

  2. I don't think so but I will find out.

    She seemed sincere to me and she is Aussie.

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  4. I haven't had time to read but I promise I will!

  5. Hello, I received the same email from Chloe Swanson. Were you able to find out if this was a hoax or not? Please advice. I'm also trying to see if this is a scandal or not. You can email me at or reply to