Speaking of Charity

The English word charity has a long and ambiguous history, depending on the source you refer to.  It stems from the 4th century when St Jerome translated the Christian bible from Greek to Latin.  He used “caritas” in place of “agape” which is referenced over 300 times in the Greek version and is said to … More Speaking of Charity

Ghosts and Giving

We only have what we give ~ Isabelle Allende This morning I cycled into Shackville en route to work and the mother of my little amputee friend called to him that I was there.  In a flash at high speed from around the corner of their shack he appeared and sprinted up a small hill to … More Ghosts and Giving