Sin of Partiality : Kenworth Reeves : TheKenworth.com

“My Brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory.” - James 2:1

I’m guilty of this. I’m partial to a lot of things.

I prefer Blackberry preserves over grape jelly. I like wheat bread over white bread. I like frozen yogurt more than I like ice cream. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. But when it comes to our brothers and sisters in humanity, partiality is a sin. 

If we show partiality to others – we do it for a reason. More often than not it’s because we have acted like a judge in some way. We make a judgements about who they are, where they come from, their social status, their influence, or even as of late – their Klout score.

We judge people on what we see, instead of what in their hearts. Not cool.

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Follow Your Dreams : Kenworth Reeves : TheKenworth.com“If it was easy, everyone would do it.” – Me {and probably a million others.}

Follow your dreams. A cliche that we probably all hear too often.

But I’m glad we hear it. I mean, what’s the alternative? Give up on your dreams. No way. So it’s ok that people are still chanting the we should follow our hearts and commit to our dreams. I think we need to follow our dreams. I think it’s important. But chasing our dreams in all actuality is not quite as dreamy as playing them out in our brains as if they’ve already become a reality.

That’s what I’m worried about. It’s easy to get pumped up about an idea. A project. A dream. But there’s a flip-side. It’s also easy to get discouraged when life gets your dreams’ butt. Too many people get discouraged and give up.

What if we didn’t try to apply the “get rich quick” method to our dreams?  What if we gave our dreams time to mature and actualize into what they’re supposed to be? What if we just prepared for the long haul of our dreams?

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Dominican Republic Girl : Kenworth Reeves : TheKenworth : Makarios : Coffee

“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.” Robert A. Heinlein

One of my personal mantra’s is the phrase, ‘Use Your Powers for Good.’ Why? Because I believe that we all have influence and power that has gives us the ability to do good in the world. Or it gives us the ability to do the opposite.

I believe is was Emerson who said something to the affect of “to even know one life has lived better because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.”

Agreed. What happens if we find ways to multiply our efforts? What happens if many lives are changed for the better because we have lived? Because we decided to do something.

That being said, I love hearing about or being introduced to people or organizations or NGO’s or social businesses who are truly using their powers for good to create a positive, and sustainable impact in the lives of others.
Meet Dominican Joe.

Use Your Powers for Good : Kenworth Reeves Jr : TheKenworth.com

If you follow me on Twitter or keep up with me on Facebook or read this blog, you’ve probably aware that my personal mantra is

Use Your Powers for Good.’ 

It first started when I made it my signature on my email. And people started commenting on how much they loved the concept. Then I added it to this blog. My social media channels. And everything else. It seemed to stick with people.

I thought, “hey, why not make the shirt?” So…I did.

I had one printed, just one, and started wearing it around and I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who stopped me to talk about it. What did it mean? Where did I get it?

I soon realized that it did one thing, it set the stage for really great conversations with people who I would have probably never talked to. I’ve talked with people who are eating dinner who stopped me as I’m on my way to be seated. Standing at the coffee bar waiting for my latte’. At the gas station. And more.

There seems to be a common denominator between most people that really do want to ‘use their powers for good.’ 

All that being said, I figured that I would print a few more for you.

You can now purchase the ‘Use Your Powers for Good’ t-shirt right HERE. We printed them on American Apparel Jersey T’s – one of the best selling, most awesome t-shirts available. We offer men’s and women’s t’s. If you don’t see your size listed, let me know at mail@thekenworth.com.

Each shirt you buy will help ‘Feed 5 Children’ as a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to a great organization I do some work with called, Feeding Children Everywhere. In fact – if you ever want to get involved with an organization and host a meal packaging event, let me know. We’ll make it happen.

You guys are seriously the best. Thanks for being a part of my story and for all of those who share yours with me. This is what life is made of.