Friday, July 29, 2011

St. John Chrysostom on Wealth

"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."-- St. John Chrysostom (+ 407 A.D), On Wealth and Poverty,

a 15th century icon of St. John Chrysostom

1 comment:

Robert said...

John Wesley had comparable ideas. He believed you should live on the bare minimum, and anything you hung on to beyond that was stolen from God.