But whatsoever is done of love, be it ever so little and contemptible in the sight of the world, it becomes wholly fruitful. For God weighs more the love out of which a man works, than the work which he does. He does much who loves much. He does much who does a thing well. He does well who serves the community rather than his own will (Phil 2:17).

— Thomas a’ Kempis, Imitation of Christ, p.33