black friday

the bread you do not use is the bread of the hungry.

the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of the person who is naked.

the shoes you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot.

the money you keep locked away is the money of the poor.

–St Basil the Great

(and for me, the one who has a shiny new house…)

there is your brother, naked and crying!

and you stand confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.

–St Ambrose

from The Illuminated Heart by Frederica Mathews-Green