What motivates your work of service? Vincent de Paul’s guidance is clear: our work must be motivated by love of God and it is to cause others to love God also.
So, how do you respond when the result of all your efforts is a grand success? Conversely, what if your project fails miserably? Is either outcome important? Vincent’s attitude is that neither matters. What is important is the motive behind one’s work. Is your action spurred on by selfless love of people, or by a selfish, self-congratulatory motive?
“Glory to God” is a chapter from the book Windows on His Vision (pp. 129-130) available at https://via.library.depaul.edu/windows/2/
It is also available as an ebook here: https://via.library.depaul.edu/vincentian_ebooks/8/