Monday, February 29, 2016

To share or not to share

Growing up, a child is told to share. This is a great attribute we should all have, not only when we are children, not only to share our toys. This is a feature we should maintain in our life towards our fellow man, especially to those who need our help. St John Chrysostom explains this, by claiming:

‘. . . that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs. If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come, by the grace and kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ. . . ‘[1]

[1] [1] Behr, John (ed.), St John Chrysostom – On Wealth and Poverty, (New York, SVSP, 1981), p.55.

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