In What Does the True Wealth…

From St. John of Kronstadt’s “My Life in Christ”

“In what does the true wealth of a man consist? In his image and likeness to God, and not in lands, nor money; neither in various earthly sciences and arts, nor in property of various kinds, nor in many servants, nor in many clothes, nor, in general, in a multitude of earthly blessings, for all these are corruptible and temporal; whilst the soul—the image of God—is eternal, and its riches are—virtue, holiness, humility, gentleness, temperance in all things, faith, hope, and love.”


Author: frphoti

I am an Orthodox Priest trying hard to balance life and work. I paint Icons on commission as well.

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