St. John Chrysostom
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"Those of you who earn your bread by means of your toil and sweat should rejoice, because that bread is blessed; and if you give a little of it as alms it is reckoned as much. But those who live by means of injustice and grasping should mourn, for what you thus acquire is cursed; and if you give alms out of these they do not benefit you at all, being fire that consumes you."
St. Cosmas Aitolos
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"He who loves God both believes truly and performs the works of faith reverently. "
"But he who only believes and does not love, lacks even the faith he thinks he has; for he believes merely with a certain superficiality of intellect and is not energized by the full force of love's glory. "The chief part of virtue, then, is faith energized by love."
St. Diadochos of Photiki