To the Editor:

Whereas Christmas is undoubtedly the biggest holiday of the year and deserves the broad coverage it receives in local publications, I was pleased to see two articles in the Dec. 6 edition of the Bluffton Sun reporting on the Jewish community.   

I am referring to the articles on the Hanukkah parade and menorah lighting by Rabbi Hertz of Chabbad and the article on Rabbi Haas’ lecture on antisemitism.  

Thank you for being perhaps the only local publication to include the Jewish news.

We appreciate your inclusiveness and thank you.

Greg Lula

Moss Creek

To the Editor:

While listening to a sermon recently on the three components of generosity – that is, time, talent and treasure – I was reminded how much a pledge to being generous should also be applied in our everyday life as well.

Webster’s defines generosity as “a spirit and action of freely and frequently giving to others”; “an overall spirit of kindness”; “freedom from pettiness in character and mind”; “general acts of kindness.” And, I might add, not necessarily a material gift. 

In other words, simply being forgiving and unselfish serves to further our desire to be more generous. Sharing kindness with others can be transformational toward living a more productive life.

Seriously then, it is simply a state of mind, something our divided society truly needs right now, and it’s free!

In a broader sense then, we have an opportunity, pledging our time, talent and treasure in an intangible effort, to make our community and country a better place for all of humanity. 

Recently, an oped in a local paper spoke on the subject of changing one’s perspective. It ended with these words: “Seeing things from other perspectives can tone down our tempers, soften our anger, brighten our outlook, and maybe even help us be kinder and gentler to others.”

Friends, a pledge of sincere generosity starts with you and me.

 

Earle Everett

Moss Creek