Sometimes we may think that a successful life focuses on getting things, this or that and that. But the principle, as the Gospel of Jesus Christ accentuates, might be different. He says, in the Gospel of St. Luke chapter 6:38 for example: “Give, and it shall be given to you. Good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over, will they pour into the fold of your garment. For the measure you measure with will be measured back to you.”
In the Acts of the Apostles chapter 20:35, of which St. Luke is also the author you can read (quoting St. Paul): “I have always pointed out to you that it is by such hard work that you must help the weak. You need to recall the words of the Lord Jesus Himself who said: “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving” (Acts 20:35).
No wonder why we realize the truth of the words of the famed Pope Paul VI who authored the Encyclical Populorum Progressio (People’s Development, 1967) and said in that Encyclical the often quoted line – “Development is the new name for peace.” Hence we notice with admiration and gratefulness that when governments zealously endeavor to encourage and promote education and development we enjoy more peaceful days.