'One must do a great deal for the devil in order to do a little for God.'

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#1

‘One must do a great deal for the devil in order to do a little for God.’ The Bishop’s concern for the convict was nothing but a reflection of his own belief. Comment.


#2

It is true that the Bishop’s concern for the convict was nothing but a reflection of his own belief. He treated the convict with love and kindness. He provided the convict food and drink as well as arranging for his comfort and sleep. He even saved the convict from the police even though the convict was a criminal. Thus, he proved that he did a great deal for the devil (personified by the convict) in order to do a little for God (by reforming the convict).