Day 92: Spiritual Food in Quarantine
“I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong - that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” (Rom 1:11-12)
The selfless attitude of Saint Paul shown in these two verses also reveals a principle in the kingdom of God - when you bless, you get blessed. He knows that in strengthening others, he is encouraged as well. He also told other disciples what makes his life really full: seeing that they are standing firm in the Lord through his ministry.
While you may receive a reward later in the afterlife, the smile on the face of the beggar you fed, the tears of joy shed by the prisoner you visited, the grateful wife of the former alcoholic you restored and the never-ending thanks you hear from the Taal volcano evacuee you gave relief goods to are themselves heavenly bliss. This is the joy of Jesus that He wants to be in you as well, the joy derived from blessing others - now. May it continue to make your life full.