Although the humanistic mind is becoming more understanding what is needed to be done for the greater good, the idea of Charity may strike someone as sacrificing their hard-earned wealth. Winthrop then tries to appeal to the puritan mind by explaining accounts of charity in the bible throughout his sermon. He explains, “there was a time when a Christian must sell all and give to the poor and… must give beyond their ability, as they of Macedonia, Corinthians: 2.8.” He tries to compare their future lives in America to those of the bible, but the humanist mind still asks why. He later answers this, after citing Luke: 16.9, by saying, “he that gives to the poor, lends to the lord and He will repay him even in this life a hundred fold to him or his.” There is another point that he makes of the idea of Earth being a temporary place. After citing, Matthew: 16.9, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon this earth” he explains earthly treasures can stray you away from God even though they will eventually decay or be stolen. These possessions are nothing compared to the treasures of Heaven therefore sell them and give to the poor. He then goes back to a previous point of the community as a whole. He describes the community as a body of Christ fused together by love and sympathy for one another. He cites, 1st Corinthians: 12:26. “If one member suffers, all suffer with it, if one be in honor, all rejoice with it.” They are in it together. He ends his sermon by stating the objective of coming together isn’t just to make the community a success, but, as he describes it, “to improve our lives to do more service to the Lord.”