The Baby Boomers suspended their dreams in the 1960s during the consciousness revolution. Now, 40 years later, they have the time and the money to live their dreams and start what they finished, creating a more idealistic and egalitarian world.
Today, I share with you the 7 Covenants of Virtuous Philanthropy.
Synergy among the seven covenants creates the full spectrum of women’s philanthropic footprint.
A voluntary philanthropist is one who, empowered by the Three Principles of Abundance (Feb. 4, 2011 blog), lives a life harmonious with the seven covenants in reasonable and caring ways appropriate to her hopes, dreams and desires for the greater good of all humanity.
1. Courage for a virtuous philanthropist is the ability to sustain the steadfast pursuit on one’s convictions and beliefs in the face of skepticism or discouragement.
2. Justice for a virtuous philanthropist is the ability to respect and treat other people as moral equals, particularly when there is inequity of power or opportunity.
3. Prudence for a virtuous philanthropist is the ability to judge wisely and objectively in all matters pertaining to time, talent and treasure.
4. Temperance for a virtuous philanthropist is the ability to exhibit a discipline in all matters so as to avoid extreme or harmful thought or action.
5. Faith for a virtuous philanthropist is the ability to trust in the expectation of right and proper being accomplished without prior proof required.
6. Hope for a virtuous philanthropist is the ability to accept risk with reasonable optimism for good to be achievable.
7. Love for a virtuous philanthropist is the ability to act beneficently and rejoice in the happiness of others.
© 2011 Margaret May. All rights reserved.
By living the 7 Covenants of Virtuous Philanthropy in everyday life, we are becoming true to ourselves - self-interest rightly understood - and setting an example for others.
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