St. Isaac the Syrian: If you give something to one in need . . .

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“If you give something to one in need, let the cheerfulness of your face precede your gift, and comfort his sorrow with kind words. When you do this, by your gift the gladness of his mind surpasses even the needs of his body”

+ St. Isaac the Syrian, Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian

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