Brian378 Wrote:
Sep 17, 2012 3:53 PM
It took a while for me to really agree with Rand. We have to first acquire happiness/satisfaction before we can freely give back to those in need. The Bible is a little less specific about giving in the sense that there's no criteria for giving, so as long as finding pleasure in the pursuit of the almighty God doesn't come 2nd place. Like Mother Teresa who found happiness/pleasure in pursuing God first and pursuing God in poverty, it might seem contrary to Rand's idea but it's not. Mother Teresa found happiness in trusting in God alone, which meant that when her truest satisfactions were met was she able to give back happily and selfishly.