1. God can help us
2. Saints and Angels can help us
3. Human persons (alive) can help us
4. We can help ourselves (self-help)
The help we get from each of these is different.
It seems that we can help only one kind of person in three ways:
1. We can help other human persons alive now
2. We can help human souls in purgatory
3. We can help ourselves (human person)
It seems that we can only help human souls.
Finally, from this, we can see that a variety of persons help us in different ways, while we can only help each other, since God does not need help, angels are already in heaven, and Saints are already in heaven. The only people who need our help are people who are not yet in heaven.
The only people who are not yet in heaven are you, me, and the souls in purgatory--and anyone else God chooses to raise in the end (perhaps a larger number than we know).
Any help that we are given from anyone ultimately comes from God's love. God helps us through other persons and sometimes directly.
Therefore, are you and I the only people who do not give help, but only receive it?
God wants to give His help to others through YOUR helpful actions and MY helpful actions.
What helpful actions will you perform today so that others will receive goodness from you? What helpful actions will you perform today that will allow YOURSELF to receive goodness?