Proverbs 18:16 — New King James Version
“A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.”
The gifts we could provide for others may open doors of opportunity not just here on earth but also in the Kingdom of God. The way to help one’s self may be to make the way clearer for others to help themselves. We feel better when we can do unto others as we would want done unto us. If we care for the well-being of others, we are making it clear what is important to us– a healthy community, a world where love conquers all, where God’s work is done, where the world is a bit brighter, more generous, more forgiving, kinder, gentler, empathic, and supportive.
We are the instruments of change we want to see in a cruel, dark, unforgiving world. Anything we can do to uplift those less fortunate than ourselves–that what we can do to erase social injustices and social inequalities will better bring us al before great men as equals, worthy of dignity and respect.