Circle of Life

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“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank


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Luke 1:53

“The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.”


There is something about giving and receiving that is built into the fabric of the universe.

All things give themselves away for the benefit of what comes next.

It creates this cycle of giving and receiving.

When you pour-yourself-out for the benefit of others, you are able to then be filled again.

There seems to be some type of “karmic” principle at work.

That which you give, you in-turn receive.

As Jesus put it, “Give and gifts will be given to you…For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you” (Luke 6:38).

Jesus demonstrated how to live a life of generous giving.

As St. Paul put it: “He emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:7-8).

When you pour yourself out without any ego-generated self-interested motive, you receive back life to the full.

The Divine plan is for the hungry to be filled, and those that are filled to be empty.

This requires relationship and action.

Give what you have to those in need, and then graciously accept what returns with open arms.

Give and take part in the cycle of Divine life!


Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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