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Object lesson: gifts of the heart
To give primacy to the
human and spiritual
rather than to the
material values of life.
Shining light on the
first Object with gifts
The Hindu celebration of Diwali, often referred to as the Festival of
Lights, involves of lighted The blue and white lights of
Hanukkah shine, while Christians welcome their Savior with the brightest lights adorning doors of welcome. In this of we are
filled with gratitude and gifts.
Thankfully, our first primacy to the
human and spiritual over material a year-long
lighted path for all Kiwanians to follow. Pope John Paul II said,
are at our best and fully human when we give freely our very selves
The first Object is in our Kiwanis DNA. Selfless service delivers impact in communities in need of more Like the 14 Champions of
Change honored recently by the U.S. White House (see Page 12), we are a
network of more than 600,000 Kiwanis-family members who address the
lack of shoes, the lack of food, the lack of education, the lack of iodine
and the lack of tetanus vaccinations impairing a life.
Amidst an abundance of material gifts this season, Kiwanians observing the first Object will give the gifts of the heart.
I am grateful for those hearts full of grace and souls generated by love.
Tom DeJulio Kiwanis International President