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VEDANTA MASS MEDIA The Imitation of Christ | Works Done in Charity  

 

 

         

 

 


                   

     The Fifteenth Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     NEVER 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 improvement.

 

     Without 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.

 

     He 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.

 

     Now, 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 glory of

God. Moreover, he envies no man, because he desires no personal pleasure nor does he wish to

rejoice in himself; rather he desires the greater glory of God above all things. He ascribes to man

nothing that is good but attributes it wholly to God from Whom all things proceed as from a fountain,

and in Whom all the blessed shall rest as their last end and fruition.

 

     If man had but a spark of true charity he would surely sense that all the things of earth are full

of vanity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Yoga Day 21 June 2015
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