A lesson and reality that we may all come to face in life is that when you give or lend, you may never receive what you have given over and you may never receive acknowledgment for your kind or human act.
When you give, or rather, when people ask to borrow, with promise of repayment, do not expect it to be returned or compensated in any way. Give in a way that you do not hold it against them, charge interest or hold bitterness or a grudge towards the person asking. Consider yourself blessed to be able to bless someone else. It is better to be the lender than the borrower. It is better to give, than to receive.
Don’t expect favor from the borrower, don’t expect them to come running to your rescue or even offer to help you in your time of need. The reality for most, is that a lot of what we do for others in our lives, may be taken for granted. BUT don’t let this stop you from being the person you are, don’t let others that may take advantage of your kindness, cool and harden your heart. Give.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount.
But you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.
Do what you can, when you can, for who you can. Selflessly.
Bless and you will be blessed and if you are blessed, pass on the blessings. Love and consider one and other.