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.
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)
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”.