Posted by Nancy Ripley-Hood on Saturday, November 30 5:36 am
The sharing of our blessings with those who are already blessed with the comforts of life is an empty and meaningless gesture. Often those who have a lot take their blessings for granted Their focus is on maintaining what they have and acquiring more. Often this is because they believe that they will be respected because of their wealth and power. They bolster their own self-esteem.
Those who give away money, food, kindness, shelter, and other necessaries to those who have not and cannot return the gift, need not worry about respect and self esteem. This is because when we give to those in need, without conditions, we are getting power greater than any money can bestow. We are getting the power to make a tremendous difference in another life. We are changing the life of those who are ignored by all but God.
In return God grants the giver a sense of peace and happiness that material goods cannot provide.
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