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  The Kingdom of heaven is similar to two brothers who lived happily and happily, until they received God's call to become disciples.  

  The older one responded generously to the call, although he had to see how his heart was torn apart by separating himself from his family and from the girl he loved and with whom he dreamed of marrying. But, finally, he left for a distant country, where he spent his own life in the service of the poorest. A persecution ensued in that country as a result of which he was arrested, falsely accused, tortured and condemned to death.  

  And the Lord said to him: "Very well, faithful and faithful servant. You have served me for the value of a thousand talents. I am going to reward you with a billion talents. Enter into the joy of your Lord! "  

  The young man's generosity was less. He decided to ignore the call, follow his path and marry the girl he loved. He enjoyed a happy marriage, he did business and he became rich and prosperous. From time to time he gave alms to some beggar or showed kindness to his wife and children. Also from time to time he sent a small sum of money to his older brother who was in a remote country, attaching a note that said: "Maybe with this you can better help those poor devils."    

  When the time came, the Lord said to him: "Very well, faithful and faithful servant. You have served me with the courage of ten talents. I'm going to reward you with a billion talents. Enter into the joy of your Lord! "  

  The older brother was surprised to hear that his brother was going to receive the same reward as him. But he liked it greatly. And he said: "Lord, even knowing this, if I had to be born again and live again, I would do for you exactly the same thing that I have done."    

   Anthony de Mello. "The song of the bird"   

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The ways of God and that of man aren't the same, from this beautiful piece the handy work of Grace over the life of the brother.
That grace might have come from the services of his older brother to God, so he can be of financial help.
I enjoy your posts, I haven't seen much of Godly posts around much. Thanks for sharing.