On March 6th, 2019 the world learned of the beloved Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of Pancreatic cancer. America has fallen in love with Alex Trebek over the 3 decades he has hosted the popular game show Jeopardy! Trebek has fought stage 4 pancreatic cancer for over a year now and repeatedly asked for prayer from his fans. He credits those prayers for the successful shrinking of some of the tumors.
No one’s battle with cancer is easy and if there is any time to be selfish it would be while battling cancer. But Alex and his wife, Jean, looked beyond themselves and still cared about the needs of others in their community. The Trebek’s recently donated over half a million dollars to help open two shelters for the homeless in Los Angeles, California.
Kindness is not something we should show only when it's easy, but all the time. Click To TweetPhilippians 2 teaches us that we should do nothing out of selfish ambition but instead treat others as more important than ourselves. That is exactly the type of kindness the Trebek’s have shown. Alex says:
“I’m not one of those people who thinks that we can’t deal with the homeless near my house because that’s bad. I don’t feel that way. I wish more people would react in a positive way to reaching out and trying to help their fellow member of the community.”
COVID-19 has affected the lives of thousands, especially the homeless. These shelters will be a great way for the homeless in his community to get back on their feet while they transition to permanent living situations.
The strong faith of the Trebek family and the Christ-like example they set is inspiring. I hope that today you will take the opportunity to look beyond yourself and spread some kindness. It might just make someone’s day ❤️
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