“God’s work” is far more than a list of the handful of spiritual activities which are man’s proof of “good Christianity.”
Being acceptable in the eyes of other Christians watching is not the goal; being like Jesus is.
If Jesus is touched with our grief, how then should His servants truly “care” who are busy doing “His work?” Caring is a lifestyle, not limited to a clientele base and weekly reports.
Jesus not only cared for the sinners in the streets, but He also cared deeply for those closest to Him - those who were with Him everyday.
There was no performance challenge to meet and there was no other to please but One - His beloved Father. When we come to know “how deep the Father’s love for us,” then can we truly care for all people - stranger, friend, and kin - in God’s love - unmanufactured and without hypocrisy.
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” - Isaiah 53:4