To do good, is to be like God, who is good, and doeth good; and it is to be like to him in that which he esteems his greatest glory: it is to be like the Son of God, who, when he was pleased to take our nature upon him, and live here below, and to dwell amongst us, "went about doing good." And it is to be like the blessed angels, the highest rank and order of God's creatures, whose great employment is to be "ministering spirits, for the good of men." So that, for a man to be kind, and helpful, and beneficial to others, is to be a good angel, and a Saviour, and a kind of God too.
Monday, March 25, 2013
John Tillotson, The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Vol. 6, Sermon 142, p. 539 (1820 ed.):