Prestige Professional Management
Your Community Resource Specialist
What is Charity?
The word "charity" entered the English language through the Old French word "charité"
which was derived from the Latin "caritas".
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 agape, 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", and notably as used by the King James Version of the Bible in its translation of Saint Paul's Letter to the Corinthians. However the English word more generally used for this concept, both before and since is the more direct word: love or agape. Agape is defined as the love of Mankind that embraces a deep and profound sacrificial love that transcends and persists regardless of circumstance. It's the love that is given whether or not it's returned. It's the love without any self benefit. According to Webster's dictionary, charity is defined as generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering also, aid given to those in need. In Christian thought, charity is the highest form of love, signifying the reciprocal love between God and man that is made manifest in unselfish love of one's fellow men.
There is much suffering in every corner of the globe. Do what you can to make a difference, one person at a time. It's going to take a team effort to bring about change. Please join us on our mission to make a better life for those suffering today and our future generation. Selah. Amen.
A Concept From Ancient Times
"Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned".
(1 Timothy 1:5)
"Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity"
(Quran 2: 276)
Much has been written over the years about the importance of "paying it forward".
It's a simple law; you must plant what you want to grow!
Please help us in assisting with one of the charities below.
Your contribution is greatly needed and thankfully appreciated!
All the links below lead to the websites for the prospective charities which are outside of this website.