What’s in a Name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a commonly quoted part of a dialogue in William Shakespeare‘s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet argues that the names of things do not matter, only what things “are”.

This Christmas much to my surprise Orchid received a donation from the Eck family. It was made in the names of their children; Natalie and Kraig Weninger, Heidi Griffith, Roger Eck and Heather and it was targeted to the solar energy campaign for our mission in Peru.

The names of these children could just as well be; Philanthropy, Compassion, Love, Selflessness, and Caring.

That’s why a name does not matter. In this case it is the action associated with it that does. In this case those names are touching the names of families they may never meet in a country they may never visit.

Yet their names have made an indelible mark on the world and it didn’t take an action that all of us can’t also make.

What do you hear when your name is called out loud?

Do you hear the sound of the world’s family calling to you?

I hope so. Because their is no other noise that can sound so sweet.

Want to join Kraig, Heidi, Roger, and Heather?

You can. Just add your name to the growing roots of Orchid and pick a mission needing help.

Your name will make a difference that lasts long after you stop hearing it.

Happy New Year and God Bless.

and Thank You for the rose in your name that smells so sweet….



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