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John Chrysostom2_web"On giving to the poor, Christ might say to us: 'You are bound to me by innumerable favors, and now I ask you to make some return. Not that I demand it as my due. I reward you as though you were acting out generosity; for your trifling gestures, I am giving you a kingdom." I do not say: 'Put an end to my poverty,' or 'Make over to me your wealth, although it was for you that I became poor.' All I ask for is a little bread, clothing and a little comfort in my hunger."

St. John Chrysostom

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