The Meaning Behind Our Logo
Just as an Ancient Israelite is a product of Israel (Jacob), a Favorite (Fāv•or•īte) is the product of favor. The Favorite Society is a movement whose strength lies in promoting the respecting and protecting of one another through giving favor as you receive favor.
The concept of favor is quite interesting, especially considering the definition from a Hebrew perspective. Remembering that Hebrew is written and read from right to left, the Hebrew word for favor is which is "Hen/Hannah" or "Chan" (also Khan and Chanan are variants). The word is comprised of the "Het" or "Chet" (which is a pictograph representing a wall, gate, enclosure, or fence), and the "Nun" (which is a pictograph representing a sprouting seed, slithering snake, or swimming fish). The words "Grace" and "Favor" are synonymous, so you can go through this entire statement and apply all of these examples and definitions to the word Grace and see that Chen is the Hebrew word for Grace as well. The first names Hannah, Anna, Anita, Anais as well as the last names Chan and Chen also come from this and mean Grace and Favor or gracious and favored.
The Het symbolizes separation by being united or separated by a wall, gate, or fence. With the idea of walls, gates, and fences, it also means protected. It is the equivalent of the letter H in English. The Nun symbolizes continuing life (or next) generation, offspring, heirs, kingdom, or seed. It also represents activity, such as the slithering of a snake or swimming of a fish. It is the equivalent of the letter N in English.
With Hebrew being spelled and read from right to left, the word Hen or Hannah is and represents the concept of a camp. In ancient times, the Israelites would set up their camp by setting tents up in a circular form, creating a wall to surround the camp. Pictographically, the Het and the Nun together means "the wall continues" among other various meanings.
With the meanings of the two letters in mind, we can see that can mean things such as:
- Protected Generation
- Protecting The (New) Generation
- Separated Generation
- Separate Generation
- United Generation
- Uniting The (New) Generation
- Protected People
- Protecting The (New) People
- Separated People
- Separate People
- United People
- Uniting The (New) People
- Protected Kingdom
- Protecting The (New) Kingdom
- Separated Kingdom
- Separate Kingdom
- United Kingdom
- Uniting The (New) Kingdom
So, understanding that Hen () refers to a protected people, we must ask, why? Things of great value are treated much differently than what is considered common. It is worth great inconvenience to continue to care for something valuable. Much like a museum where a priceless exhibit is on display, or think of land that is rich with resources and livestock, in either case it becomes the passion of the owner to contain those possessions in highly protected spaces.
The culture of a Favorite (Fa•vor•īte) is that a life is worth protecting and worth respecting. Even the word favorite is understood as one preferred above all others or more valuable than all others. Consider this truth that not one single human can be replicated. Humans are produced one after the other with similar features and capabilities to their ancestors, but never an exact replica. For this reason, we are all priceless, irreplaceable, one of a kind, and worth protecting. We should live to show favor to each other as we are the only version and model of ourselves, and any harm to our person could result in nothing like us ever existing again, individually. We should be willing to inconvenience ourselves for one another and preserve one another, as we ourselves continue to be preserved at the inconvenience of others.
Chen as a noun has a definition of a camp where within its walls is a place of freedom, kindness, beauty, grace, and compassion (see Strong's H2580 and H2603). This also implies that the individuals inside the camp are free, kind, beautiful, gracious, and compassionate individuals. Among that, Hen/Chen or Chanan as a verb means to be merciful, to be gracious, to treat as valuable, to help another, to rescue, and to protect.
With that being said, It is our invitation to you to work with us in spreading the word and invite people into this exclusive camp. There are many souls of men, women and children everywhere who do not know that they belong in the protection of their fellow man, which is why there is a Yud (or Yod) at the end of the Favorite Society logo (). The Yud is a pictograph representing an open hand, symbolizing work. It is the equivalent of the letter Y in English with the long "ē" sound. It means to give, to receive, to make space for others, to acknowledge, or to handle. One could use "involved" to sum it up. We can see that by examining the nations of different "ites" in the Holy Bible.
The "ite" at the end of every nation's name is represented by a Yud in Hebrew (See Strong's H3064 for Israelite and Strong's H6003 for Amalekite). It symbolizes one who is part of, involved in, working for, or making space for that nation or society. That is why there is a protective enclosure box around the "ite" part of Favorite in the Favorite Society logo because an "ite" is a member of the society or nation and it is the favor that protects or fences the member or person.
People go through a lot and might not feel valuable or favored, which can lead to them harming themselves through alcoholism, drugs, immorality, and suicide. On the other hand, some people might not view others as valuable or favored, which can make it easier for them to cause harm to others.
If everyone could see the value and favor on each other's lives, it would result in creating a society of freedom, kindness, beauty, and compassion. We shouldn't watch people being harmed and video record it while laughing, nor allow people to be bullied, trafficked, or degraded. Now is the time to deliver the message to each other that you are worth protecting and worth respecting.
Are you a Favorite? Of course! Join the movement and mission! Show grace. Show favor. Protect each other. Serve one another. Be empowered by this fresh apparel brought to you by Favorite Society.
We pray that it becomes an instrument to give you an opportunity to pour into someone's life and bring them a powerful message about how valuable they are and how much favor you have experienced. May grace and favor be with you all!