Starets Ambrose had this to say on acts of
charity: "St.Dimitri of Rostov wrote: if a person rides up to you on a
horse and begs you, give it to him. You will not be responsible as to how he
applies your alms."
And more: "St. John the Golden Tongue says:
begin by giving the needy that what you donít need, that is just lying around,
then you will be in a situation to give more even at your own expense, and
finally you will be ready to give away all that you have."
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