"May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word." Thessalonians 2:16-17
The Lord calls all of us to be generous with our encouragement and hope; to be merciful to all, just as He is merciful to us. Moreover, we are to be joyous in all that we do. Doing good works not only strengthens us, it brings true joy and by sharing that joy, others are encouraged!