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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Remember, It's Better to Give than to Receive

I grew up in the Episcopal Church, and some of the phrases from the Sunday service still thrum through my being. One of these was recited just before the collection was taken up:

"Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."

OK, it may have been a little self-serving to say this just before they took our money, but the idea turns out to be a good one: It's better to give than to get.

This lines up nicely with Socrates and his "virtue over money" principle.

So give, give, give. It's an expression of love. And the more we love, the happier we'll be.

Yes, you'll be happier. Not to mention the people you give to.

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