Main Principles

Our Lord Jesus Christ is our example in doing good.

Doing good basically depends on the heart that loves God and others. One must be ready to give from his own desire since doing good depends neither on abilities nor talents, but on the heart. The story of the poor widow who gave the two mites exemplifies the loving heart, and our Lord Jesus Christ praised her.

Doing good must be done cheerfully and joyfully as Saint Paul said, “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor. 9:7)

Charitable deeds must be done secretly; the one doing them must not seek to reveal himself or his actions. Instead, one offers his to the Heavenly Father, Who sees secret things, and will reward him openly (Matt. 6: 4).

Works of charity are the works of humility. The one doing good does not feel that others are benefiting from him. Instead, deep in his heart, he feels that he is the first one to benefit from his good works. As a result, he thanks God, Who offered him the opportunity to do good. He also thanks the needy persons, whom he helped, for they accepted his assistance.

Doing good isn’t limited to one area. There are various and numerous needs. As the doer of goodness increases in his charitable acts, he will find that the horizon to do good is broadened in front of him.

Doing good must be towards all and is not limited to only a certain group. Every soul is invited to do good and we must help every needy person, regardless of his race, religion, beliefs, etc.