13.2 Willingness to offer and sacrifice

The term "willingness to offer and sacrifice" refers to a person's inner desire to employ his powers and gifts for the benefit of others, by abstaining–in whole or in part–from realising his own interests.


There are various aspects to the term "sacrifice". For example, things offered to a higher being, as well as human deeds in service to others are generally described as "sacrifices" in common language. Monetary gifts that are donated for religious purposes are "sacrifices" in the religious sense.


Sacrifices are expressions of worship, gratitude, devotion, and submission to God.