On the use of riches (Cyprian of Carthage)

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You say that you are wealthy and rich and you think that you must use the things that God has wished you to possess. Use them, but for your salvation and for good works; use them for what God has ordained, for what the Lord has pointed out. Let the poor feel that you are rich; let the needy feel that you are wealthy; through your patrimony make God your debtor; feed Christ.

Cyprian of Carthage, The Dress of Virgins (n.d.), trans. Angela Elizabeth Keenan, 10 in Saint Cyprian: Treatises, ed. Roy. J Deferrrari, The Fathers of the Church. A New Translation: Volume 36 (New York: Fathers of the Church, 1958), p. 40.
 
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