Generosity is a path to spiritual knowledge. Some days I wonder if it is the path. From New Church religious canon ….
All people who do what is good as a religious practice – not only Christians but non-Christians – are accepted and adopted by the Lord after they die. The Lord says “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you took me in. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. As much as you did this to one of the least of my people, you did it to me. (Matthew 25)” (True Christianity 536)
So clear. Those I find most inspiring inevitably do not have solo thoughts articulated in a vacuum around the spiritual life but they instead have a lived moral experience shaped with God’s grace around those thoughts. And maybe, just maybe, the experience comes first a lot of the time.