The lifestyle Jesus is calling for here might be summed up in the phrase, "Give more than you expect to get." This is a philosophy foreign to our "success"-oriented society--but in God's economy, it works extremely well. If I give of myself to those around me--my family, business associates, fellow church members, and so on--God will use His measure to give back to me. And, try as I will, I cannot outgive God. If I give out love, I will receive even more love in return--perhaps not from the person I gave it to, but in some other way. God is the master mathematician, and His measure, "pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap." If I love liberally, I will be loved liberally in return.