Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!
Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!
Христос Воскрес! Воистину Воскрес!
Kristusir augšāmcēlies! Patiesi viņš ir augšāmcēlies!
About the justification of almsgiving
Saint Nikolai Velimirovič
“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it” (Proverbs 3:27).
Do not ever say: “These beggars annoy me!” So many millions of men live on earth, and all are beggars before the Lord; emperors as well as laborers, the wealthy as well as servants, all are beggars before the Lord. And the Lord never says: “These beggars annoy me!” O man, give thanks to God that someone seeks something good from you, be it material or spiritual! This means that you are a man of God’s trust: God has entrusted some of His goods to you, for all goods belong to God. Show yourself worthy of this trust; show yourself worthy in lesser things so that you may be entrusted with greater things.
O Lord most rich, soften our hearts and enlighten our understanding, that we may be merciful in the goods that You, the All-merciful, have entrusted to us.
To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.