Monday, November 10, 2008

Spiritual or worldly riches?

How profitable for the soul is spiritual richness that comes from trials and humble practice of virtue and how superior it is to worldly riches always corruptible.

Sirach 31:8-11
Blessed is the rich man that is found without blemish: and that hath not gone after gold, nor put his trust in money nor in treasures.

Who is he, and we will praise him? for he hath done wonderful things in his life. Who hath been tried thereby, and made perfect, he shall have glory everlasting. He that could have transgressed, and hath not transgressed: and could do evil things, and hath not done them: Therefore are his goods established in the Lord, and all the church of the saints shall declare his alms.