What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? (George Eliot, pen name for Mary Ann Evans, 19th-century English novelist)

Eliot’s thought is certainly challenging. One of the noblest activities of a person with character is to be an encouragement to others. It’s a worthy purpose and goal for all of us. Thinking of others more than of yourself is a healthy ambition. To do so is to fulfill one of the biblical challenges that truly honors God and benefits society.

Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25) We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. (Romans 15:2)