In today's Gospel from Matthew 6, Jesus advises his disciples to do good deeds always in secret. If we perform them to have others notice us or to win their praise, then we get our reward already.
This is an excellent way for us to learn humility (and become holy). Basically, we do not do anything to feed the ego; we just do it for the love of God. We don't need to desire that God will notice us either because he knows what's going on anyway. It comes down to letting love alone motivate everything we do. This may not be easy, but no doubt about it ~ it's the way to peace.
Live a secret life in Jesus, secretly, and he will reward you in secret.
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