I had an interesting conversation with a friend where he expressed fear over the concept of living unselfishly. I was grateful for the chat, because many people harbor the same fear, and thus hold back from giving everything they’re capable of giving to others and blessing them.
My friend expressed concern that if we spent all our time giving unselfishly to others, we ourselves would suffer from neglect. “How can you give your all for another and keep your own house in order?” he queried. “And not be abused or miss-used too?”
I thought a moment, and replied, “Giving unselfishly means to give your all for divine Love, as opposed to mindlessly sacrificing for an unappreciative mortal.”
To give unselfishly, doesn’t mean we prostrate in front of a mortal and let them do whatever they will with us. To give unselfishly means to give up fears, self-concerns, miserly thinking and selfishness that prevent us from expressing divine Love to the fullest.
Our role in the universal scheme of things is to be Love manifest in the full glory and splendor of God, to let the light of Christ shine through us brightly and brilliantly. Some people will receive this light with joy. Others may turn from it and walk the other way. But we can keep on expressing the Christ-love no matter what with no harm or loss to ourselves. Only gain, actually!
So, don’t fear to give your all for Love today. Only blessing will come right back at you—from God.