Wealth and Poverty

Wealth and Poverty

Saint John Chrysostom   The rich are useless. Yes, useless, unless they’re generous and charitable. But, unfortunately, not many rich people are distinguishged for their love of others. Most of them wallow in self-love, in hard-heartedness and sin. So don’t envy them. Think, rather, about Peter and Paul about John...

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Can the rich be saved?

Can the rich be saved?

Christos Karadimos   Riches and the Teaching of Saint John Chrysostom According to Saint John Chrysostom, wealth is an ‘illusion’, a ‘fantasy’ and concern over it ‘will create tension and darkening’, leading to the delights which make us soft. Opulence is an ‘unfaithful’ and ‘ungrateful deserter’, since it often leaves...

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The Children’s Word: Rich toward God

The Children’s Word: Rich toward God

  Rich toward God Do you think somebody can be poor and rich at the same time? Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear a story that Jesus tells. He wants us to know about the two kinds of rich. In the story, we hear about a man who is...

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St. Diadochos of Photiki and Material Gain

St. Diadochos of Photiki and Material Gain

In the modern world, we are absorbed with material gain. On Turning to the Fathers, Fr. John McGuckin explores the perspective of St. Diadochos of Photiki, who points us to higher pursuits–seeking understanding as the greatest of riches.

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