Saturday, August 8, 2015

"There are three reasons for the love of money: pleasure-seeking, vainglory, and lack of faith. And more serious than the other two is lack of faith."

Τρία εἰσι τὰ αἴτια τῆς τῶν χρημάτων ἀγάπης·  φιληδονία, κενοδοξία καὶ ἀπιστια·  χαλεπωτέρα δὲ τῶν δύο ἡ ἀπιστία καθέστηκεν.

     Maximus the Confessor, Four hundred chapters on love 3.17, trans. George C. Berthold, in Maximus Confessor:  selected writings,Classics of Western spirituality (New York:  Paulist Press, 1985), 63.  Capitoli sulla carità, ed. Aldo Ceresa-Gastaldo, Verba seniorum n.s. 3 (Roma : Editrice Studium, 1963), 150; PG 90, col. .

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