And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:…
Of all that have tried the selfish experiment, let one come forth and say he has succeeded. He that has made gold his idol — has it satisfied him? He that has toiled in the fields of ambition — has he been repaid? He that has ransacked every theatre of sensual enjoyment — is he content? Can any answer in the affirmative? Not one. And when his conscience shall ask him, and ask it will, "Where are the hungry, whom you gave meat? The thirsty, whom you gave drink? The stranger, whom you sheltered? The naked, whom you clothed? The prisoned, whom you visited? The sick, whom you ministered unto?" How will he feel when he must answer, "I have done none of these things — I thought only for myself"?
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