The bread you do not use is the bread of the hungry. The garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of the person who is naked. The shoes you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot. The money you keep locked away is the money of the poor. The acts of charity you do not perform are the injustices you commit…
Yet, at the same time, God considers Himself constantly obligated to repay you for whatever charities you do to your fellow men.
-Saint Basil the Great