May 7, 2019
A while back I read this:
“Always give more than you take.”
Lots of things came to my mind, but I thought most about life in general. Giving more than you take keeps our focus on other people and puts our mind on something other than ourselves. Because if most people are like me, and I sort of believe they are, we spend way too much time focusing our attention on ourselves, our wants, our problems, our wealth, our happiness.
Spending excessive amounts of time on ourselves tends to make us self-centered, and a self-centered attitude always tries to take more than we give.
Look for ways to be giving.
Who do we see who are needy?
How can we be helpful?
What do we have to offer?
Think about other people first.
Go through the day today thinking about how we can give time, attention, love, mercy, grace…focus on others and their needs before we think about our own wants.
Just some thoughts this morning.