Giving is deemed Blessed from Ages. This means that Humankind has learnt this from Long Experience.
Christ has praised this, in the Parable of the Widow’s Mite, Mark 12:41-44, and Luke 21:1-4., as my Friend Sarah pointed out. You might like to check out her site:
The Famous Prayer of St. Francis puts this Idea in the words: ‘It is in Giving that We Receive!’
And Rabindra Nath Tagore, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, presents this Beautifully in his 50th poem in the Gitanjali, as follows:
I had gone a-begging from door to door in the village path,
when thy golden chariot appeared in the distance like a
gorgeous dream and I wondered who was this King of all kings!
My hopes rose high and methought my evil days were at an
end, and I stood waiting for alms to be given unasked and for
wealth scattered on all sides in the dust.
The chariot stopped where I stood. Thy glance fell on me and
thou camest down with a smile. I felt that the luck of my life
had come at last. Then of a sudden thou didst hold out thy
right hand and say `What hast thou to give to me?’
Ah, what a kingly jest was it to open thy palm to a beggar to
beg! I was confused and stood undecided, and then from my
wallet I slowly took out the least little grain of corn and gave it to thee.
But how great my surprise when at the day’s end I emptied my
bag on the floor to find a least little gram of gold among the
poor heap. I bitterly wept and wished that I had had the heart
to give thee my all.
[Formatting and Emphasis mine.]
In my previous post I had mentioned Dennis Cardiff. Here I would like to present to You another Brave Man, Daniel, who gave up his All to Follow Christ’s injunctions. His post, Write a peom about me, is Superb! Do Check out:
Hearty Regards to All. 🙂