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Prayer (and the Poor)

“Lift up and stretch out your hands, not to heaven but to the poor; for if you stretch out your hands to the poor, you have reached the summit of heaven. But if you lift up your hands in prayer without sharing with the poor, it is worth nothing…” (St. John Chrysostom)

“On a practical level, each morning when you wake up, think of something you can do to show your love for God and something else you can do to show love for your neighbor. Make a daily plan to DO something that will glorify God and help your neighbor.” (Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis)

“All Christians must prove what they believe in by their way of life!” (Elder Joseph the Hesychast)

“…“let us do good to all” (Galatians 6:10). We are not held accountable to God for every need in this world. The parable of the Good Samaritan informs our understanding of the words “to all.” The one we are to help is the one we find in need on the road. He is my neighbor (Lk 10:29). Pray for guidance and wisdom concerning all appeals.” (Dynamis 9/12/2018)

“Every day we try to live out Christ’s love in a very tangible way in every one of our deeds. If we do any preaching, it is done with deeds, not with words.” (Mother Teresa)

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