Giving & Healthabracad, · Categories: externally authored, spirituality
By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff
“God will not show mercy to him who does not show mercy to others.”
The Sufis assert that the highest form of service is self-less, anonymous service that is in alignment with the Truth.
Ordinary charity, or giving to others, is part of being a human being. It is something which is expected in everyday life; it is part of the basic requirement of responsibility towards others. Further, in order for the helping to be most effective, it should be done in secret.
In our society, most often, we make a display of generosity. Pictures which are donated to hospitals have a plaque with the donor's name on it. Or, lists of donors to a charity are published in newspapers.
This is a beginning and important, however, other levels of charity and giving exist. (more…)