On Behalf of Others

“You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.” -  Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian German-French theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life“, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa.

Schweitzer’s passionate quest was to discover a universal ethical philosophy, anchored in a universal reality, and make it directly available to all of humanity.

I often write about the importance of service to our community, fellow beings, those in need, those less fortunate and more. I am making this a brief message as I know that you do not need me telling you how to be kind. I have learned much of what I know about kindness by watching and learning from you.

The question I have for us all today is, “What have I done, am I doing or will I do to help someone and fulfill the privilege of making my and someone else’s life better today?”

My prayer for you today is that you will redouble your efforts on behalf of those who are in despair.

Hugs and Blessings,
Rabbi Mitch

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