We rise by lifting others. (Robert Ingersoll, 19th century Civil War veteran, orator)

Imagine trying to help someone up a ladder. You’re one step above him, and when you pull him up, you need to go up another step to help him rise higher. Maybe that’s a helpful illustration of Ingersoll’s point. It’s pretty difficult to help someone go higher than you are. You have to keep advancing if you’re to help someone else do so. So, keep lifting others up!

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)