Do not be ashamed to serve others for the love of Jesus Christ and to seem poor in this world.
— Thomas a Kempis
But know that to serve God is nothing else than to serve your neighbor and do good to him in love — be it a child, wife, servant, enemy, friend. If you do not find yourself among the needy and the poor, where the Gospel shows us Christ, then you may know that your faith is not right, and that you have not yet tasted of Christ’s benevolence and work for you.
— Martin Luther