“Do you wish to honor the Body of Christ? Then do not allow it to be scorned in its members, in the poor, who have nothing to clothe themselves with. Do not honor him in church with silk and then neglect him outside when he is cold and naked….
What does Christ gain from a sacrificial table full of golden vessels when he then dies of hunger in the persons of the poor?”
~~St. John Chrysostom, Fourth Century
Thanks for the quote to Father Bob Johnston, Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal) newsletter, The Angelus.