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1896 Excerpt: ...of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have
offended anyone, I restore to him fourfold." And Jesus answered and
said: "Behold, this man fulfils the will of the Father." For it is
not in any particular circumstance of life, but in the whole of our
life, that we can fulfil the will of God; and this man fulfilled
it. The will of the Father of life is that men return to life. Good
does not admit of being measured. We cannot say, this man has done
more good, or that man has done less. The widow, who gave her last
mite, gave more than the rich man who gave his thousands. A work of
love is not to be measured by the amount of profit it brings or
does not bring. The woman who had pity on Jesus, and ungrudgingly
anointed his feet with oil that cost three hundred pence, should be
an example to men how they are to do good. Judas, it is true,
declared that she had acted foolishly; for with the money she had
wasted she might have fed the poor. But Judas was a thief and a
liar, and spoke about the material good that might have been done,
without really thinking of the poor. What is required of us is, not
that we bring profit to others, nor is an act of charity to be
priced by the amount given; but what we have to do is to fulfil the
will of the Father, which is that we should love and live for
others. Once his mother and brethren wished to speak with Jesus,
but were unable to approach him because of the crowd of people who
surrounded him. And a certain man came up to him, and said: "Thy
mother and brethren are outside, and they wish to speak with thee."
"My mother and my brethren," answered Jesus, "are they who
understand what is the will of the Father, and fulfil it." Now it
happened, as he spake these things, a woman in the...
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