His benevolence? try this: Bring Him
gold and silver through the needy.
If you’re short on cash, bring Him
faith and love and temperance,
bring Him calm, and kindness, most
of all a humble heart. Take great care
not to judge—not anyone, protect
your eyes from vanity, keep your hand
from doing wrong, and keep
your foot from unlikely paths.
And while you’re at it: Comfort the countless
frightened, console all who suffer.
At the very least, get off their backs.
Lift the cup to those who thirst, and break
a little bread to feed the hungry.
You know this all already; now do it.
(Scott Cairns, Love’s Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life, pgs 20-21)