“The Torah considers someone who verts his eyes from the needy as though he worshiped idols…
Really every mitzvah that involves giving to our fellow beings is a reflection of our relationship with G-d… We have nothing to give except the giving itself. Everything else belongs to G-d.
…When we give tzedakah (charity) properly, we are acknowledging that we are merely the stewards of our wealth, that it’s not ours.
In addition, by using our possessions to serve G-d, we testify to the fact that the world has a purpose. We acknowledge that we, and everything we have, is part of G-d’s plan to bring this world to a state of perfection. That’s both our inheritance and our bequest.”