When there is no fear, it is easy to be kind and generous to neighbor and stranger alike. This complete trust does not lead to a fatalistic attitude. I have been given tools with which to work: hands, mind, body. So it is not for me to say, “What is to be will be, and since God is good, all things will end well.” Rather, I should say, “God is my Father. He has work to do, and I am His partner so I must help. With Him and His children working together, the ultimate will be good.” And finally, I must see the greatest opportunities to carry out my part of this partnership in my own family, the boy next door, in my own town and community. I must not let my concept of a partnership with God give me delusions of grandeur that will make me starry-eyed and ineffective.