If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th-20th century British literary critic)

Abraham Lincoln expressed a similar idea: “Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower wherever I thought a flower would grow.” When we touch someone else’s life in a meaningful way—however briefly—we may simply be sharing the love of God at a time of need. Looking out for others is a meaningful way to live a life of love and care.

For God is not unjust. [God] will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers. (Hebrews 6:10)