As late as the middle of the fourth cent
As late as the middle of the fourth century the pagan emperor Julian complained that Christians had developed a massive social welfare system with which the pagan empire could not compete because the pagan worldview did not inspire people, as the Christian worldview did, to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Sittser, Gerald L. (2013-09-30). Water from a Deep Well (p. 56). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.