Dr. Beckwith’s Friday Inspiration For September 22nd

Happy Friday LSSSC Team Members,

As we end another week, I want to share with you a message about forgiveness and the importance of not holding grudges. In our journey towards success, this is a theme that resonates deeply with me, and I believe it is crucial for us as a team.

Forgiveness is a concept that transcends time and culture, and it’s beautifully illustrated in the Bible. In Matthew 6:14-15, it is written: “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” These words remind us that forgiveness is not only a moral act but also a path to our own spiritual and emotional well-being.

Holding grudges can be incredibly unproductive, both personally and professionally. When we harbor resentment and anger towards others, it hinders our ability to collaborate, communicate, and work effectively as a team. It saps our energy and diverts our focus away from our goals. By holding onto past grievances, we carry unnecessary burdens that weigh us down.

Let’s consider the words of Colossians 3:13: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” This verse highlights not only the importance of forgiveness but also the inspiration we can draw from our faith to let go of grudges.

As we move forward, I want to encourage each of you to reflect on these teachings. Let us strive to be a team that exemplifies forgiveness, understanding, and compassion. By doing so, we not only create a more harmonious work environment but also free ourselves to focus on what truly matters—our shared mission and the impact we can make together.

Remember, forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. Let go of grudges, embrace forgiveness, and let our collective spirit soar to new heights.

Wishing you all a blessed and productive Friday.

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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
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Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
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