Why does a modern person need charity? Who and when asked himself this question? When the whole world is subordinated to power and success, and the process of accumulation becomes the meaning of existence. Where every day is similar to the previous one, and life is just a moment in infinity of time. So why else do good? Why donate what you earn?
Since ancient times, it was believed that kindness and concern for others create the basis of human happiness. Already in the IV century BC. the ancient Greek philosopher Plato stated: “By trying for the happiness of others, we find our own happiness.”
We make decisions every day. From simple ones: what to cook for breakfast or how to get to work, bypassing traffic jams. To more difficult ones: do I bring up children correctly and do I devote enough time to parents.
Can you try to set aside a small amount of time for yourself and do something good in the course of your daily activities? Just. For the soul.
It is in vain to think that all godly deeds require time and serious labor. Of course they may. But if you want it. Become a volunteer and visit our orphanage. Bring clothes or food to a charity. Feed the stray dog. There are no conditions or frameworks here. The main thing is an impulse of the soul, a certain spiritual need. There should be no duties and obligations. Only love for one’s neighbor.Joy and satisfaction from what has been done.
In the age of high technologies, much is being done to make the life of a city dweller easier. Including the ability to do a good deed. Donating a small amount without leaving your workplace is now easy. Whether it’s humanitarian aid for the hungry in Africa or the reconstruction of a village on the Amur River. So can you take advantage of these wonderful opportunities?
Imagine you have your own savings in heaven. And every time you do a good deed, you throw a shiny coin into your “spiritual” wallet. Even through the Internet. It is not for nothing that our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Do not lay up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves undermine and steal, but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not dig in and steal for where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. ”
So do good and be happy!