Divine Definitions: (1) Giving freely of Himself; selfless; (2) Desiring the beings of His creation to participate in the joys of the creation to an ever-increasing degree; magnanimous; (3) The great teacher; generous; (4) Contributing everything possible; munificent; (5) Liberal with rewards; altruistic; big-hearted; (6) Serving His children; the ultimate benefactor

Comment: Before God started time, before He created space, He was complete. Nonetheless, He could not deny His fundamental nature. He decided to fashion finite reality because He is a giving Person. When we decide to share the meanings and values of our inner life with Him, we are partaking of that same divine nature.

Human Definitions: (1) granting or giving a part of yourself; altruistic; selfless; (2) dividing and distributing in fair portions; apportioning; (3) partaking, using, experiencing, occupying, or enjoying with others; (4) owning in common; (5) being a benefactor

Synonyms: big-hearted, contributing, generous, magnanimous, munificent

• The best partnerships aren’t dependent on a mere common goal but on a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion. — Sarah MacLean (1978-) American author
• If you think a complimentary thought about someone, don’t just think it. Dare to compliment people and pass on compliments to them from others. — Catherine Ponder (1927-) The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity {1962}

Comment: God created the universe because his primary motive is love, and the primary attribute of love is to share.