The disciple was a Jew. “What good work shall I do to be acceptable to God”?
“How should I know?” said the Master. “Your Bible says that Abraham practiced hospitality and God was with him. Elias loved to pray and God was with him. David ruled a kingdom and God was with him too.”
“Is there some way I can find my own allotted work?”
“Yes. Search for the deepest inclination of your heart and follow it.”