Secret Alms

It was a very large demand which Jesus made upon all his followers when he said, "When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what they right hand doeth;" and with how beautiful a promise did he conclude: "And thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly"!

There are probably few mortals who have not been conscious of desiring that their good deeds should be widely known. Otherwise, ask they, what is their value? Sometimes this desire has been prompted by the most selfish motives. They have imagined satisfaction could be found in having self-love and pride pampered by the praise of men, and so have proclaimed their own works to that end.

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