At Christ Church we have a midweek Eucharist. Well it is midweek-ish – on Thursdays. For the past few months we have been keeping different Saints’ days, not just the saints of the day. It has been good discipline for me too as I’ve learned lots in the research. (Whether I will ever be able to recollect it is another matter.)
Here is a quote I found this week by St Basil (mates with St Gregory, you know?)
The bread which you do not use is the bread of the hungry;
the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked;
the shoes that you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot;
the money that you keep locked away is the money of the poor;
the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit.
Well it certainly made me stop and think. (I’m just relieved he didn’t mention handbags.)