Reaching out and contributing to the lives of others doesn’t only make you a good Christian (or simply a good person). The act of compassion has major health benefits, starting with the alleviation of stress.
When people are less focused on self
and the problems of the self,
there is a kind of alleviation
There’s nothing like reaching out and contributing to the lives of others to give a person, first of all a sense of significance and purpose.
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