It's when we serve others that we ourselves receive the greatest joy and satisfaction. Do you agree?

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One could argue that, yes, we receive the greatest joy and satisfaction from serving others because, according to Christian teaching, to serve others is to serve God.

In the Christian tradition, Christ, God's only begotten Son, came to serve us, not to be served. In doing so, he provided an...

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One could argue that, yes, we receive the greatest joy and satisfaction from serving others because, according to Christian teaching, to serve others is to serve God.

In the Christian tradition, Christ, God's only begotten Son, came to serve us, not to be served. In doing so, he provided an example for us to follow. Instead of expecting others to serve us, we should serve them, giving to others the most that we can give.

By doing this, we are emulating Jesus, and so we obtain a similar kind of joy and satisfaction to that which the Son of Man experienced during his earthly ministry. As we give unto others, so God gives unto us, and it is He who is responsible for the feeling of joy we derive from the act of giving.

Whenever we serve, God gives, and whenever He gives, we feel joy and satisfaction. It is this virtuous circle that Christians believe accounts for the overwhelmingly positive feeling we get from serving others.

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