God created each one of us with a definite purpose in
His Infinite Mind.
God created each one of us with a definite purpose in His Infinite Mind. Though He always
sees a panoramic view of our entire lives, this knowledge does not prevent Him from
seeking our wills and hearts.
When our neighbor needs us, it is because we have something to give him that he does
not already possess. The thing we have to give may not be tangible, but we can fulfill a
need none the less.
With God it is different. Everything we have in body, soul, talents and possessions is
a gift from Him. What we do give Him in these areas is no gift at all for we already
belong to Him.
It then becomes necessary for us to render to our neighbor those things we cannot
render to God, and in the same manner as God gives His gifts to us.
We must render them gratuitously and unselfishly, not because our neighbor deserves our
benefits, but solely because we want to imitate the Father.
Whether the service we render is tangible, like food and clothing, or intangible, like
love, prayer, compassion and patience, we need to do to our neighbor the services we
cannot do to God. That is why Jesus will say on the last day, "I tell you
solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of Mine,
you did it to Me." (Matt.