Our values

Susan’s values are based on a middle eastern philosophy that had a major update about 2000 years ago. If you had not guessed that most people describe this as having a Judeo-Christian outlook to life. One of the features of this philosophy is that the belief that if they see a need in society or some kind of injustice that its adherents should do something about it. This means that they will find a way to DO something to help and support the poor and needy. The first step is to show people ways of helping themselves to change the way that they think and act.

One of the ways that this can be done is by teaching ways of increasing their material prosperity but this has to go side by side with developing ways to use it wisely. This includes helping them to use it wisely including helping those who are less able than themselves. Another way that this is done is by teaching things that will improve their “emotional” prosperity. just as there are guidelines to material prosperity there are guidelines for emotional prosperity as well. The thing I like about Christianity is that if offers a damage repair system. A way of dealing with the effects of not following the guidelines for prosperity that has a long record of success.

This philosophy places great value upon human life. If a human life is valuable then everyone needs to be offered whatever support they need to be able to see their own value themselves. This produces confident people who are willing to contribute to the well-being of society in a variety of ways. Susan believes that everyone has different abilities gifts and talents and that it is important that everyone discovers what these are and develops them. In this way they can find a place in society where they are comfortable and can perform to their best ability.This can only add to their recognition of their own value as they and others see themselves as the best person for that role. This also enables and empowers people and makes it possible to achieve all that they are capable of doing. Here is a list of virtues that Susan wants to develop.

  • hard work
  • honesty
  • integrity
  • faithfulness
  • kindness
  • generosity
  • peaceable
  • gentleness
  • self-control
  • consideration of others
  • merciful towards others
  • impartiality
  • sincerity
  • commitment to excellence
  • be good caretakers of all resources
  • desire for constant improvement

In addition to these Susan aims to demonstrate love to others by being patient, kind, not envious, not boasting, not proud, nor rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered, not keeping a record of wrongs, not delighting in wrong-doing but rejoicing in the good, always protecting, trusting, hoping, persevering and never failing. That is a tall order but we all know that if we aim for the stars then we have a chance of reaching the moon.