It is in giving that we receive. (Francis of Assisi)
The Bible quotes Jesus as saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). And Francis tells us why. When you give a gift to someone in need, you take joy in their grateful response. Not only have you helped them materially, but you’ve given them a glimmer of hope and encouragement. You can find great joy in being generous with all that God has given you.
But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand. (Isaiah 32:8)