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Nothing is as precious as a human soul. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but suffers the loss of his soul? Yet the love of money has perverted and destroyed all our values; it has driven out the fear of God and holds our souls in its power, as a tyrant holds a citadel. . . . We are not really owners of our money and other possessions; we merely hand them on. The folly of it!

John Chrysostom

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  1. How timely! St. John Chrysostom speaks to us from the fifth century with words that could be published in the New York Times.