Too many people think religion consists
in what they do for God–
those poor, puny, pitiful things
they sometimes manage to do for Him.
Consequently, they find all of religion
poor, puny and pitiful
and they trudge along joylessly…
But religion consists
in what God does for us–
those great, stupendous things
He dreams up for us.
Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
The New King James Version