The Way of Jesus is a rewarding calling. Jesus makes that clear. He wants us to know that. He wants us to expect that.
And when Jesus tells us to help the needy, he tells us to think of it in terms of both giving and receiving.
Giving and receiving is gospel language. It reminds us of what God has done, hold outs promise of what God wants to do, and invites us to join in with what God is doing.
Jesus extends this promise of reward to ignite something in us. May we respond accordingly!