April 9 - Saint John the Almsgiver


He was the patriarch of Alexandria and it is said that he had a large number of indigent, which he assisted daily. Someone told him that among them there were many lazy people and John responded that he preferred to be wrong a thousand times than offend the law of charity. His cash box was never empty.

What do you feel regarding the multitude of needs you find in your surroundings? Do you feel that some of those begging for help are lying? How do you respond?


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