Written by Gwyn Beer
Canada West Mission Centre Co-President
As we move into November, it is the time of remembrance.
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed by Canadians and other members of the Commonwealth since the end of the First World War in order to remember all those who have fought and died in the line of duty to keep us free.
We are reminded of the generosity of all who served the country and the world in trying to bring about peace. As we move forward, we see a world in conflict. Many places in the world are at war or have internal conflict. Many of you have given generous financial assistance to countries like Ukraine. Others have offered household items and assistance to refugees. Acts of generosity from people who want to Pursue Peace on Earth and Abolish Poverty and End Needless Suffering.
This last Sunday, I was reminded that we need to pause and remember those who have recently passed on from this earth. More importantly, I was reminded that those who have suffered those losses need to be remembered too! I have fallen down on caring for my local community. Caring for our community means just that. I thought I had a generous heart but my actions do not follow through. I need to stop and listen and think about others in my community who I need to contact to sometimes just say Hi!
I want my generosity to include support for those in need who sometimes don’t show that there is a need.
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