In giving, you receive.
December 15, 2019
You should pray for God’s strength in your own life, but you must actively direct your attention towards strengthening the lives of others. You must apply your understanding of God—not merely think about it or ponder its meaning. It is in giving that you truly receive. That is the meaning of the idea.
When you are sad, find ways of making another happy. You will then find happiness. When you are discouraged, search for ways of giving confidence to another, and you will receive that confidence. If you merely received confidence for the asking, the process would stop there. No one would benefit, but when in order to receive you must give, the process becomes an expansive one. The circle becomes wider. The love is spread much wider, and God’s work is done. God’s presence is felt by more than just yourself.