“When a person in in special need of God’s love, God sends them an opportunity to show love and give to another.” (Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)
Our days are filled with countless opportunities to give to others. We only need to open our eyes to appreciate how many ways we can exhibit generosity with people in our orbits and beyond.
Rav Dessler points out in his writings that kindness and giving is a catalyst for love. The more you give to others – the more you love them. This explains the unparalleled love that parents have for their children.
The Baal Shem Tov explains the verse in Psalms 121:5 “God is your shadow…” to mean that His interactions with us are based upon our actions. Just as our shadow moves in relationship to our movements, if we are generous with others, Hashem will be generous with us. If we love others, we will feel His love towards us.