STOP AND THINK – An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. (Maurice Maeterlinck, 19th-20th century Belgian playwright and essayist)

We all know that we should do good for others, but sometimes we’re wondering if it’s worth the effort. Our good deeds are not always appreciated, and quite often it costs us something—perhaps in money, or time, or effort. But Maeterlinck reminds us that “No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.”

And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone (Titus 3:8).