The Greater Worship

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (‘a) one day noticed that a constant visitor had not attended his discourse for many days. He asked his friends if they had any knowledge about his whereabouts.
‘Ya ibne Rasool Allah, he is going through a great financial crisis and is on the verge of poverty.’
‘What is he doing about it?’ the Imam (‘a) asked.
‘Nothing, he is seen constantly praying in a corner of the house.’
‘How does he make both ends meet?’
‘One of his friends is providing for him and his family.’
‘By Allah, his friend’s act is far, far greater in worship than his.’