It will be given to him who already has and he shall be abound, for everyone who has the gift of charity receives other gifts besides. But he who has not the gift of charity will lose even those gifts which he seemed to have. So it is necessary, brethren, that charity should be the motive of all of your actions. No idler is completely deprived of talent. One receives the gift of intelligence. The other receives worldly wealth. Another, the craft with which he earns his livelihood. A fourth, the friendship of a rich man.
St. Gregory the Great