To Give, One Must First Recieve

“We are what we eat.” I have learned this lesson many times over. When I eat healthy foods, I am and stay healthy. I splurge on sugars and sweets, I easily put on unhealthy pounds.  I indulge in rich and fatty foods, my blood sugar and cholesterol levels shoot up. I pamper myself with a buffet meal, my blood pressure instantly goes up.

“You can give what you do not have.” But to have something to give, one must first receive it. If I allow love into my life. I am able to give love. if I allow hatred and anger into my life, I bring hatred and anger to others even if I do not want to. If I allow beauty and goodness into my life; then I will have beauty and goodness to give away. But if I entertain evil and ugliness, I inevitably end up sharing these with people I come in contact with.

Therefore, receive love to be able to give love. Receive beauty to be able to give beauty. Receive goodness to be able to give goodness. From their Source.

To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“Whoever receives you receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet
will receive a prophet’s reward,
and whoever receives a righteous man
because he is righteous
will receive a righteous man’s reward.
And whoever gives only a cup of cold water
to one of these little ones to drink
because he is a disciple–
amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”
Matthew 10:40–42

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