在瑞典堡的作品中，“慈善”通常是拉丁词“ caritas”的英语翻译，也是“ to care”动词的词根。
In all the ways we are useful to others, from occupations to child rearing, the Lord can cause us to bear fruit as we become ever more sensitive to what is of hell within us, and attempt to change. Being useful, even if our motives are not pure at first, teaches us, trains us, to care for others. Love for the neighbor grows as we learn to care by serving others and not just self.
What was Samson's Riddle? And how in the world does it apply in our lives 3000 years later?
We can be thrown off the scent when the Word talks of resting from our labors. The best preparation for heaven is learning to love and enjoy being useful.