Welfare Services in the Porto Rico Iron Works (1929–1961) and Its Extension Into the Community of Ponce Playa With Emphasis on the Work of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity
Down through the pages of history, we see exemplified by noble men and women, the real love of neighbor. Even in the "eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth" era of the Old Testament and to which Our Lord made reference, we note Tobias risking his life to perform a corporal work of mercy. In spite of the king’s edict that burial of the Israelite dead was forbidden, "Tobias fearing God more than the king, carried off them that were slain." The perfect Model of Christian charity, Christ Himself, urges that unselfish charity which seeks no reward: "Therefore when thou givest alms do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets in order that they may be honored by men." And again: "If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive in return, what merit have you?" Surely Our Blessed Mother did not seek favor when, sensitive to the feelings of the newly married couple, she whispered to Her Son: "They have no wine."
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Cangemi, Sister Marie Lucita, "Welfare Services in the Porto Rico Iron Works (1929–1961) and Its Extension Into the Community of Ponce Playa With Emphasis on the Work of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity" (1962). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725035.