The RJ Show: S1E8 (Season Finale)

Good day people. Welcome to the Season Finale of The RJ Show. If you’re joining us for the first time please CLICK HERE to view previous episodes. I know we promised a guest last week but I felt its best to end this year with something different. A Christmas special. Sorta

Everybody seems to be in a “grooving-mood”. Not a surprise though as Christmas is just a few days away. The sad thing is that “most” people are celebrating for the wrong reason. We celebrate Christmas without remembering what it really signifies: The birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. God’s gift to mankind. So for a change this season lets try giving to those in need. I read a post on @_ThinkThank_’s blog which basically talks bout giving to others. Helping others in need. Good read i must say. Don’t feel you have to be making millions before you start helping those in need. One of my favorite quotes about giving is:

“He who awaits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything” – Samuel Johnson.

I believe nothing is too small to give. At the same time whatever you’re giving must mean something to you. Remember the story about the widow who gave her last penny as offering in Mark 12:41-44. Another thing i picked up about “Giving” is in “Decoded”. A book by Jay-Z. There was a part in the book that I found really interesting & helpful. He was talking about Hurricane Katrina, how it affected black people & how people showed their support.

“To some degree charity is a racket in a capitalism system, a way of making our obligations to one another optional, and of keeping poor people feeling a sense of indebtedness to the rich, even if the rich spend every other day exploiting those same people. But here we are. Lyor Cohen, who I consider my mentor, once told me something he was told by a rabbi about the eight degrees of giving in Judaism. The seventh degree is giving anonymously, so you don’t know who you’re giving to, and the person on the receiving end doesn’t know who gave. The value of that is that the person receiving doesn’t have to feel some kind of obligation to the giver and the person giving isn’t doing it with an ulterior motive. It’s a way of putting the giver and receiver on the same level. It’s a tough ideal to reach out for, but it does take away some of the patronizing and showboating that can go on with philanthropy in a capitalist system.”

Very helpful I must say. Especially the last sentence where. Showboating & all. Reminds me of this Bible passage.

“(1) Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your father which is in heaven. (2) Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as 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. (3) But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right doeth: (4) That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” – Matthew 6: 1-4(NKJV)

Different religions but almost saying the same thing. A very good lesson that ought to be learned while giving. You could visit @_ThinkThank’s post “Sympathy For Empathy“. There’s a lil charity-type thing they’re organizing there. You could donate money, food stuff, clothes & all that. Here are the bank details in case you’re thinking about sending them money.

Account name: Motherless babies home. Lekki
Account Number: 2001598490
Bank: First Bank

If you’re in Gidi & you want to donate other things just read that post for details on how to contact them. Check the comment section of the post to verify the bank account details biko. Try and put a smile on the face(s) of someone(those) in need during this period… And always. The Lord will surely reward you. God bless you as you do. Have a wonderful holiday. See you next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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PS: Are you an igbo girl? Are you from Anambra state? Are you spending christmas in the village like our fore-fathers said we should? If so holla @ me. I’m tall, 6’4. I’m Dark. I’m handsome. I work out. 6 packs & all. Let’s set that p. #Lowkey ๐Ÿ˜‰

By the way if you love Christian Rock listen to this track “Rise Again” by “Stage One”.You’ll love it. Thinking about ending this post with something funny. Prolly a Knock-Knock joke. Nah forget it. You prolly wont adore it.

    • Miz Idahosa
    • December 19th, 2011

    First!!!!!!!! Nice Chike! Nice

  1. Thanks for the assist Chike. Went to the home yesterday and they can do with all the help they get.

    • Verb
    • December 21st, 2011

    He was serious this time…lol

    • terdoh
    • December 24th, 2011

    How come many people haven’t read this post?
    (How come I’m just reading it?)

    I didn’t even know Jay Z had a book.

    I should make a donation.

    Good read bro.

    • LOL!! Pple read it .. Lowkey reading but didn’t comment cos they didn’t wanna donate. Lool

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