On Giving

What is giving? It’s not as simple as seems to be. Usually, we give away a little or sufficient amount of money or anything else to destitute or do charity, but this is not sufficient.

Giving is something beyond our understanding of giving.

We asked to give away not only charity but from also that God blessed us with.

Whatever we have in ample quantity, a plethora of luxuries we have more than our need is not only ours.

It has a share of those who don’t take care of their possession.

It has a share of those who are not strong enough to guard their possession.

It has a share of those who are too busy to deal with a sheaf of notes.

Whatever we have in excess, it indicates that somebody doesn’t have access to what we have in excess.

We’ve been taught to give away the share that’s been in our guardianship.

God selects us for the service of His creatures. Only a few of us get to this noble status.

God gives us more then we need, more then we demand. He gives us what we don’t even ask for. He bestows us the best. Because He loves us.

He wants us to love His creatures. He wants us to share his blessings with other humans.

And sharing is not a piece of cake. It’s a matter of your commitment to the beloved God.

Let’s meet Khalil Jibran how he elaborates the beauty of giving;

You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of your self that you truly give.

For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?

And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city?

And what is fear of need but need itself?

Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, thirst that is unquenchable?

There are those who give little of the much, which they have – and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.

And there are those who have little and give it all.

They are believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

And there are those who give and know not to pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;

They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.

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