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Virtue of the Week — Sacrifice

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice is the willingness to give up something important for something more important. It means to “make sacred.” When we sacrifice for those we care about, it is not a deprivation but a love offering. Sacrificing our time, our possessions, our personal comfort and our resources for something we care passionately about gives back to us a hundred fold. It is worth every drop of sweat and every wound we receive. It is in giving our all for a worthy purpose that we receive genuine prosperity.

Quote: “We need people who will dare to risk anything and everything to see things different.” — Shushobha Barve

The Practice of Sacrifice
I discern my true passion.
I offer my love wholeheartedly.
I give whatever I can.
I invest completely in my life’s purpose.
I accept the losses along with the gifts.
I am committed to the value of my dreams.

I am thankful for the gift of Sacrifice. It makes my life sacred.

  • What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve social justice in our community?
  • What does sacrifice look like in your strongest relationships?
  • Are there any barriers to wholehearted love? What are they? What support is needed to overcome them?
  • What can you give in support of social justice?

Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit www.virtuesmatter.org.

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