Friday, April 05, 2013

Wealth

For our money is the Lord's, however we may have gathered it. If we provide for those in need, we shall obtain great plenty. This is why God has allowed you to have more: not for you to waste on prostitutes, drink, or fancy food, expensive clothes, and all the other kinds of indolence, but for you to distribute to those in need.... The rich man is a kind of steward of the money which is owed for distribution to the poor. He is directed to distribute it to his fellow servants who are in want.... For you have obtained more than others have, and you have received it, not to spend on yourself, but to become a good steward for others as well.

John Chrysostom (c. 347-407)
On Wealth and Poverty
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