Orthodox Thought for the Day


Sunday, November 24, 2013

On benevolence

Offer a gift of thanks to God: that you are among those who are able to benefit others, instead of those who require assistance; that you do not look to others' hands for help, but they to yours.  Grow rich: not in property alone, but also in piety; not in gold alone, but also in virtue --- or rather in this alone.  Come to be held in higher esteem than your neighbor, by proving yourself more kind.  Come to be a god to the unfortunate, by imitating God's mercy. 

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