Lenten Meditation: Of Works Done in Charity


The outward deed without charity is little to be praised, but whatever is done from charity, even if it be ever so little and worthless in the sight of the world, is very profitable before God, who judges all things according to the intent of the doer, not according to the greatness or worthiness of the deed. He does much who loves God much, and he does much who does his deed well, and he does his deed well who does it rather for the common good than for his own will.


from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a’ Kempis; located in Book I Admonitions Useful for a Spiritual Life