Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you have no reward from your Father in heaven (Matthew 6:1). These words of Jesus are so clear, they hardly need explanation. Certainly, it is a given that as followers of Christ, we should be practicing charitable or kind deeds. Jesus exhorts us to do them with the right motivation. We must never do good works with the intent that others see us performing them and praise us for our kindness or generosity. We must do our good deeds in secret for an audience of One who may reward us openly!