∼ Words from the Church Fathers ∼
All that you lose in the name of God, you keep. All that you keep for your own sake, you lose.
All that you give in the name of God, you will receive with interest.
All that you give for the sake of your own glory and pride, you throw into the water.
All that you receive from people as from God will bring you joy.
All that you receive from people as from people will bring you worries.
– St. Nicholas of Serbia, Thoughts on Good and Evil
Do you think that the man-loving God has given you much so that you could use it only for your own benefit? No, but so that your abundance might supply the lack of others.
– St. John Chrysostom, Conversations on the Book of Genesis, 20