Jonas, I really like what you are saying. I’m mulling over it and would love to have you expound further.
It reminds me of what I have observed — that students will work even harder and find more heart satisfaction in earning something to give away than when it is for themselves. For example working hard to earn a dime they know will go, not for a class pizza party, but to provide Bibles or a warm blanket, etc. for a known organization brings greater joy and invites that “life is much bigger than just us” reality into the classroom. And it goes hand in hand with that concept of “we are a team”. Hmmm. This is so good for me to be remembering.