Torah is talking about the impact and influence that Abram and Sarah had on the people whom they encountered and worked alongside (the chesed they both displayed)
Two recent news stories:
Nobel prizes 2017
five Jews – from 0.2 percent of the world’s population – either alone or in collaboration won Nobel prizes.
Michael Rosbash for medicine.
Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss for physics,
and Richard Thaler for economics.
The count for Jews is about 22 percent of all the Nobel Prizes ever awarded.
What impact will either of the above have on the people we interact with?
What impact will ShabbatUK have on these people too?
Shabbat UK: Digital detox call for the Sabbath
By Caroline Wyatt
Religious affairs correspondent, BBC News 2014
Could you switch off your phone, and turn off your computer, and the television, for 25 hours? All Jews are being encouraged to take part in observing the Sabbath day of rest more strictly as part of Shabbat UK.
It's not just a digital detox, but the "ultimate challenge" for the Jewish community in the UK and elsewhere around the world.
The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis hopes that Shabbat UK will strengthen Jewish families and communities as they come together this Friday night - and in the future.
He says there is also a more universal message.
"It's about family togetherness, personal growth and development, and being masters over our environment - rather than enabling our fast-moving, sophisticated world and electronic equipment to dominate us."
Our impact on the world vs the behaviour of others
Example 1: Roots
Example 2: How we treat our Jewish slaves and Gentile neighbours
(ב) שִׁמְעוֹן הַצַּדִּיק הָיָה מִשְּׁיָרֵי כְנֶסֶת הַגְּדוֹלָה. הוּא הָיָה אוֹמֵר, עַל שְׁלשָׁה דְבָרִים הָעוֹלָם עוֹמֵד, עַל הַתּוֹרָה וְעַל הָעֲבוֹדָה וְעַל גְּמִילוּת חֲסָדִים:
(2) Shimon the Righteous was from the remnants of the Great Assembly. He would say, "On three things the world stands: on the Torah, on the service and on acts of lovingkindness."