596 views,3 favourites, 26 January 2014
As we receive blessings from God, we should strive to bless the lives of others. Giving and sharing are important concepts in Christianity. There is nothing wrong with receiving, of course, but the balance should be maintained, It is more blessed to give than to receive, as it is through giving that we grow, but for every gift there must be a recipient, and it should be a gift not a trade. If we are getting back as much as we give, we have basically given nothing.
“Help us, dear God,
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wounds,
To toil and not to seek for rest,
To labour and not to ask for any reward
Save that of knowing the we do Thy will.”
The above is a prayer attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola , which I remember from school assemblies and which helped form my character, Anyone who has become a parent will recognize these attributes as essential characteristics of successful fatherhood and motherhood.
The picture is of a vibrant pink Cape daisy growing in our garden in the North-East of England blessing our lives with its beauty all summer long. Captured with my Canon PowerShot S3 IS camera in macro mode.