We have palpably cast off justice, and lost the common good – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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TEXTS – ORTHODOXY

While we try to amass wealth, make piles of money, get hold of the land as our real property, overtop one another in riches, we have palpably cast off justice, and lost the common good. I should like to know how any man can be just, who is deliberately aiming to get out of someone else what he wants for himself.

—Saint Basil the Great (+379)

 

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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)