Sometimes it seems people have odd views of generosity. Many people help others for a reward. Typically this is not a reward they receive now. Rather, it is heaven or “brownie points” with other people or God. That part of Christianity really irked me. It seemed many people did good deeds simply because they wanted to avoid sinning. Their goal was to get into heaven. The pursuit of heaven is ultimately selfish when you think about it. You help others and anticipate a return on investment when you die.
Generosity and love are when you hurt your left hand. Immediately, your right hand rushes over to comfort and help without a thought of benefiting. That is because the left and right hands are one. Likewise everyone is one. When someone else hurts, it should feel like your left hand was smashed in a door. We should immediately rush to comfort and help without seeking anything in return. We shouldn’t help because of hell or heaven. We should help just because that person is a part of us. We shouldn’t consider their religion. They are simply a person suffering. We too suffer when we witness their pain. There is no need for reward when we share the same body.