“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10-11
Old scriptures speak about serving god, serving the creator or serving the light. But what does this mean? Does ‘serving’ mean that we need to nullify our own desires, and make others happy? Or is this perhaps a misunderstanding of the idea?
The Kabbalah speaks of altruisms, and it reminds us that we are not separate from, but part of, our world. Altruism is about being united with others.
I have been thinking for a long time on altriusm, and I think I will continue to think about this for a while longer. It is so multi-facetted.
Taking care of others is taking care of ourselves. Altruism means living without egoism. I don’t think that living without egoism means that we need to create a void in our hearts, because we stop doing what we love in order to serve others (which is basically what a day-time job is). No, there can be no void, when we speak about creation. Thus, when you are serving another and your heart is not involved, you are not serving. You are harming yourself.
Serving doesn’t mean we need to go against our desires. I think it just means that our desires must come from the heart. Because then, what you create, shows the size of your heart. That means, that when we create with our hearts, we create… ART
The bible says, ‘God created man in his image.’ We are creators, and our purest, most beautiful and deepest creations, are Godly.