Offer a gift of thanks to God: that you are among those who are able to
benefit others, instead of those who require assistance; that you do not look
to others' hands for help, but they to yours. Grow rich: not in property
alone, but also in piety; not in gold alone, but also in virtue --- or rather
in this alone. Come to be held in higher esteem than your neighbor, by
proving yourself more kind. Come to be a god to the unfortunate, by
imitating God's mercy.