"But take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them, otherwise you will not have recompense from the Father...But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so tjat your almsgiving maybe secret. And your Father who sees you in secret will repay you. ( Matt 6:1-6).
Almsgiving should be a sincere act,; the motivation must be pure and must not be done to satisfy longing for publicity or for one's popularity or other selfish intentions. Ironically, at times, our goals are pure but the means which we use to attain this goal maybe selfish.
To ponder closely, we just remember that we are pleasing God, not man!
Let us pray for grace of helping the needy selflessly. Lord, hear our prayer!
In Jesus Name, Amen