It is a mark of love to our neighbor not to receive from them, but to impart to them. ..And it is the effect of working, that one does not receive of others, not live idly, but by working imparts to others. For it is said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’ (Acts 20-35). …For it is truly spiritual, that one should by working impart to others, and nothing is equal to this.

St. John Chrysostom
"Homilies V and VI on I Thessalonians IV"