Devotion

THE BEST OFFERING TO GOD IS LOVE

ONCE a servant of a rich man came to his master's house, and stood in a corner with great reverence and humility. He held in his hand something covered with a cloth, The Master enquired, "What is there in your hand?" The servant brought out a small custard-apple from beneath the cloth and kept it humbly before the master, feeling that he would be much gratified if the master would take it. The master was much pleased to see the loving devotion of the servant and accepted the offering, though a trifle. With great delight he exclaimed: "Ah, what a fine fruit is this! Where did you get it from?"

In the same way God looks into the heart of the devotee. He is infinite in His grandeur, yet He is responsive to the influence of love and devotion. (76)