From Michael at Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts. Great answer to the question as to why we should help those who need it. “Because God said so.” Yep, that nails it for sure.
From the post:
The simple answer is because God says so. That is it. It is that simple.
Jesus commands that I must love my neighbor as myself. This is the second most important command from God (the first being to love God). That love is translated into compassion.
When asked what is the greatest commandment, Jesus responded that it is to love God with all our heart, mind and strength. But He added that the second commandment “is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’”.
The Pharisee had asked Him which single command of God is the greatest, but Jesus provided two, stating not only what we are to do, but also how to do it. To love our neighbor as ourselves is the natural result of our loving devotion toward God.