The First Shall Be Last and the Last Shall Be First

Ripple effect of love

The first shall be last and the last shall be first.   Have you ever thought about this verse?

The first shall be last – when I think about this statement, I believe it means that if we put ourselves first, we will end up last.

The last shall be first – I believe means to put others needs ahead of ourselves.

Now I don’t believe it implies not to take care of our health, wellbeing and safety first.  All of these are basic human needs.

But I do believe it brings forward the thought of generosity.  The act of giving….onto others.  The key in every act is expecting nothing in return. 

Has someone ever done something for you that you stood there in awe?   You just couldn’t believe the act of generosity, and how selfless the act was.  It took your breath away.  Do you remember how it felt?

There have been many moments in my life where I have been in awe where someone had given of themselves for myself or others.

Selfless, amazing, and a moment where you could feel the warmth surround your heart. 

The act is full of love.

Every act has a ripple effect. 

Sometimes we do not know what that may be or how much the act meant to someone else.   The size of the act does not matter, because it is out of love.

Have you smiled at someone today while you were walking by?

Did you take the time to get to know someone you met in passing?

Did you compliment something someone has done for you?

Did you make someone’s life a little easier by being an ear, or a helping hand?

If you are mulling over this today, could you imagine if each of us did one selfless act per day?   Amazing the effects that could flow from this!

Sometimes we will never see the results, but everything that is done for good will return good.

Take some time to watch this amazing video on the ripple effect on one-act:  (made me tear up a little bit)

Thank-you for popping by, and made you be blessed,