Weekend quote – Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

1st quote

We got used to think that giving is the result of love, for to that which a man loves, he gives. But the second Theory is this, that a man loves the fruit of his deeds, for he feels a part of his self in them – if it is a son he fathered or trained, or an animal he raised, or a seedling he planted, or even an inanimate object, like a house he built, – there he is, attached to the fruits of his labor in love, for he finds himself in them.

2nd quote

From: “Michtav me-Eliyahu”, Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

father and son
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