The Summer 2010 issue of Primary Point (the magazine of the Kwan Um School of Zen) contained an article by Zen Master Dae Bong on how the Zen tradition views work, money, and correct relationship. I thought you might enjoy this small excerpt from the article (lightly edited):
Zen Master Seung Sahn said there are two kinds of religion: "I want something" religion and "Give to" religion.
"I want something" religion means people want something - health, prosperity, peace, happiness, enlightenment, salvation, to go to heaven. Many kinds of wanting.
"Give to" religion means don't think about "my" situation. How can I help you? [In "Give to" religion] you must put down your opinion, your condition, and your situation. Then you can realize your true nature. Just give to others whatever they need. Just do it!
This is Zen practice. Then before you enter the meditation room, you are already practicing correctly.
Speaking of giving, the photo above shows a large van operated by The Seattle Humane Society; it's full of animals ready for adoption.
Every day the organization parks the van where passersby congregate. The opposite side of the van is all glass windows, so that anyone can see friendly cats and dogs ready to move into a good home. It's a wonderful example of bodhisattva action.