The long life of this holy man was filled with self-sacrificing Charity for others. The poor, the sick, the unfortunate, found in him a constant friend. Those who were associated with him felt that he walked in the presence of God.
This the people saw and understood it not, neither laid they this up in their minds, that the grace of God and His mercy are with His saints, and that He hath respect unto His chosen. — Matins, Second Lesson
The Imitation of Christ
By day they labored, and much of the night they spent in prayer; though while they labored, they were far from leaving off mental prayer.
You know St Paul’s lovely Epistle on charity, do you not? That has reference particularly to love of God, but we are told too “He that saith he loves God and loveth not his fellow men is a liar.”
Do your friends readily turn to you for kindness? Do you readily “sponge” on others, or are you considerate of the feelings of others even if you yourself are often imposed upon?
Whatever you do unto the least of these, My brethren, you do unto Me.