I have been thinking about R.A.K and what they mean to me. I have been thinking about why I love to make commitments I seem to be floundering around to finish up. The reason to do good thing is for me because it is a blessing. The simple act of doing things for others is rewarding to me and my heart. It is rewarding to who I am and from that witch I come. Being a person who always wants more and more things I learn a valuable lesson everytime I do something for another human being. (or animal for that matter)
I am lucky enough to be in a good place with a wonderful family and am blessed on so many different levels. I wanted to share how I feel about the R.A.K and now what I call the Mitzvah. That seems such a perfect word for it.
1Take heed that ye do not your alms(giving money or gifts to the poor)
before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
The word Mitzvah has many different meanings. It could refer to the commandments in the Torah, along with the seven rabbinic commandments. In modern society, though, Mitzvah is most often used as a term to refer to an act of human kindness. A Mitzvah is an important part of Jewish society, just as it is important with other religions as well.
When Mitzvah is considered to be an act of human kindness, it transcends all religions. While historically, Mitzvah is considered to be a term related to Judaism, anyone in any religion can perform a Mitzvah. While they may not refer to it by that name, they can still perform an act of kindness for another person.
In order to successfully fulfill a Mitzvah you have to perform an act of kindness that is above and beyond the normal act of kindness. It is performing an act that is completely selfless. One such act of kindness that is often referenced when referring to a Mitzvah is burying someone unknown. This is completely selfless and considered to be a Mitzvah. While other acts can also be a Mitzvah, they need to follow the same lines. They need to be acts that help someone else, but do not actually help the person who performed them.
A Mitzvah is really what religion should be built upon. Random acts of kindness will always have a place in religion, and they help society every time they are performed. Mitzvahs are necessary in order for religion to remain powerful in the world today. They get to the heart of religion and remind people what faith is really about.
Goodness has a place in every religion. Performing a mitzvah is one of the most important things anyone can do in a religion. When people perform acts of kindness, they remember why they believe in their religion. They believe because of the goodness, and that goodness allows them to help others.