Paul's authority likewise supported a remark in Blickling 6: "As Saint Paul the apostle said, we can anoint the Lord's feet if we do good things for other faithful people and help the poor, insofar as each (of us) can, and (if we) are always compassionate in another's misfortunes, as well as rejoicing greatly in another's good." ["Swa Paulus se apostol cwaep, Drihtnes fet we magon smerian, gif we willap oprum geleaffullum teala don, and helpan paes earman se pe bet maege, and beon symle efenprowgende opres
earfopum, swyce eac on opres
gode beon swipe gefeonde."] (51) The passage perhaps echoes Romans 12:13, 15--"Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality....
Nu we sceolan onherian Marian paere pe smerede Haelendes fet, & mid hire loccum drygde; paet is ponne, paet we sceolan god weorc wyricean, & rihtlice libban, ponne fylge we Dryhtnes swaepe, paet is gif we opre
men teala laerap, & hie be urum larum rihtlice for Gode libbalp, ponne bringe we Drihtne swetne stenc on urum daedum & larum.