Poor Man at the Door; Do Not Ignore

“Does the poor man cry at thy door? Arise and open for him gladly; refresh him when he is wearied; sustain his heart, for it is sad. … Have thou also a law, a comely law for thy household. Establish an order that is wise, that the abject laugh not at thee. Be careful in…

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Hospitality: an Overlooked Virtue in a Materialistic World

“When we receive visits from our brethren, we should not consider this an irksome interruption of our stillness, lest we cut ourselves off from the law of love. Now should we receive them as if we are doing them a favor, but rather as if it is we ourselves who are receiving a favor; and…

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Patient, Meek, and Kind

“Patience is a peaceful endurance of all things that may befall a man either from God or from creatures. Nothing can trouble the patient man, … for he has abandoned himself in perfect charity to the Will of God. … “From this patience there springs meekness and kindness, or none can be meek in adversity…

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