Done in Charity
do evil for anything in the world, or for the love of any man. For one who is in
need, however, a good work may at times be purposely left undone or changed for
a better one. This is not the omission of a good deed but rather its
charity external work is of no value, but anything done in charity, be it ever
so small and trivial, is entirely fruitful inasmuch as God weighs the love with
which a man acts rather than the deed itself.
does much who loves much. He does much who does a thing well. He does well who
serves the common good rather than his own interests.
that which seems to be charity is oftentimes really sensuality, for man's own
inclination, his own will, his hope of reward, and his self-interest, are
motives seldom absent. On the contrary, he who has true and perfect charity
seeks self in nothing, but searches all things for the
man had but a spark of true charity he would surely sense that all the things of
earth are full of vanity!