The coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY

The coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it

Saint Basil the Great (+379)

When someone steals another’s clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.

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A good deed is never lost – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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FAITHBOOK – ORTHODOXY

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

—Saint Basil the Great (+379)

 

When someone steals a person’s clothes, we call him a thief. Should we not also give the same name to the one who could clothe the naked but does not? – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY

When someone steals a person’s clothes, we call him a thief. Should we not also give the same name to the one who could clothe the naked but does not?

—Saint Basil the Great (+379)

 

The bread you store up belongs to the hungry – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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COMING HOME – ORTHODOXY

The bread you store up belongs to the hungry; the cloak that lies in your chest belongs to the naked; the gold you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.

—Saint Basil the Great (+379)

 

If you begin to guard wealth it will not be yours. But if you begin to distribute it, you will not lose it – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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COMING HOME – ORTHODOXY

If you begin to guard wealth it will not be yours. But if you begin to distribute it, you will not lose it.

—Saint Basil the Great (+379)

 

You gave not your bread; you will not receive eternal life – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY

Saint Basil the Great (+379):

“You showed no mercy; it will not be shown to you. You opened not your house; you will be expelled from the Kingdom. You gave not your bread; you will not receive eternal life”.