This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ...of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have offended anyone, I restore to him fourfold." And Jesus answered and said: "Behold, this man fulfils the will of the Father." For it is not in any particular circumstance of life, but in the whole of our life, that we can fulfil the will of God; and this man fulfilled it. The will of the Father of life is that men return to life. Good does not admit of being measured. We cannot say, this man has done more good, or that man has done less. The widow, who gave her last mite, gave more than the rich man who gave his thousands. A work of love is not to be measured by the amount of profit it brings or does not bring. The woman who had pity on Jesus, and ungrudgingly anointed his feet with oil that cost three hundred pence, should be an example to men how they are to do good. Judas, it is true, declared that she had acted foolishly; for with the money she had wasted she might have fed the poor. But Judas was a thief and a liar, and spoke about the material good that might have been done, without really thinking of the poor. What is required of us is, not that we bring profit to others, nor is an act of charity to be priced by the amount given; but what we have to do is to fulfil the will of the Father, which is that we should love and live for others. Once his mother and brethren wished to speak with Jesus, but were unable to approach him because of the crowd of people who surrounded him. And a certain man came up to him, and said: "Thy mother and brethren are outside, and they wish to speak with thee." "My mother and my brethren," answered Jesus, "are they who understand what is the will of the Father, and fulfil it." Now it happened, as he spake these things, a woman in the...