Do you wish to honour the body of Christ? Do not ignore him when he is naked. Do not pay him homage in the temple clad in silk, only then to neglect him outside where he is cold and ill-clad. He who said: “This is my body” is the same who said: “You saw me hungry and you gave me no food”, and “Whatever you did to the least of my brothers you did also to me”… What good is it if the Eucharistic table is overloaded with golden chalices when your brother is dying of hunger? Start by satisfying his hunger and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well.
—St. John Chrysostom (via revchrispresents)
He has bequeathed to them His life, by which death has been swallowed up; His righteousness, by which He has blotted out their sins; His redemption, by which He has conquered eternal damnation. A poor soul, dead in trespasses and sins, chained to the portals of hell, cannot possibly hear a more comforting message than the precious news of what Christ has done for him. His heart leaps for joy and gratefulness, that is, if he believes the good news.