Avoid the Danger of Stealing Glory!
The pattern is all too common: we see a special need in another person’s life, and we joyfully give to meet that need. The receiver then praises us for our generosity. We smile with satisfaction and go on. Then, we bask in the new attention and admiration that we are given.
However, this praise can quickly turn into resentment and even hatred. We don’t understand why this happens. Why is there a reaction, especially in view of our generous involvement?