Good works

Pastor Danny Gibbs from His Image Missionary Baptist Church was here picking up a desk and credenza just now and we got to talking about people who do good and the fact that they shouldn’t do it for their own sake but for the sake of others.  That made me think of this passage from a book written by Saint Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century of Italy.

If you want to live the life only you can live, do good for others.

And when you have done good, you will have life abundantly.

A life without good works is a shadow life.

A life centered on itself is an empty life.

Seek to do good for others, and you will find fulfullment.

Forget yourself  and you will discover what you are seeking.

But if we do good works, we should not do so in the hope of reward,

Nor in the desire for betterment, nor can we be proud or self-righteous on account of our good works.

We must credit the good we do to the hidden foundation of good, and be grateful to serve as its medium.

– From Always We Begin Again, the Benedictine Way of Living

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Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: www.crcnashville.org Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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