John Chrysostom

If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.-John Chrysostom


Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness. -John Chrysostom


Be ashamed when you sin, don’t be ashamed when you repent [To repent means to have a change of heart and mind. It is not simply a feeling of sorrow ,but a psycho/spiritual growth away from evil/death and a turning to God/life]. Sin is the wound, repentance is the medicine. Sin is followed by shame; repentance is followed by boldness [ Boldness means to beg God for undeserved mercy]. Satan has overturned this order and given boldness to sin and shame to repentance. -John Chrysostom


No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger.John Chrysostom


Not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth, but theirs.-John Chrysostom


Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.-John Chrysostom


Let us always guard our tongue; not that it should always be silent, but that it should speak at the proper time.-John Chrysostom


When we teach our children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving (all these are attributes of God), to be generous, to love their follow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them.-John Chrysostom


There is nothing colder than a Christian who does not seek to save others. -John Chrysostom


The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.-John Chrysostom


I am a Christian. He who answers thus has declared everything at once-his country, profession, family; the believer belongs to no city on earth but to the heavenly Jerusalem. –John Chrysostom


A comprehended god is no god.-John Chrysostom


Why not learn to enjoy the little things-there are so many of them. –John Chrysostom


The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much.-John Chrysostom


Such is friendship, that through it we love places and seasons; for as bright bodies emit rays to a distance, and flowers drop their sweet leaves on the ground around them, so friends impart favor even to the places where they dwell. With friends even poverty is pleasant. Words cannot express the joy which a friend imparts; they only can know who have experienced. A friend is dearer than the light of heaven, for it would be better for us that the sun were exhausted than that we should be without friends.-John Chrysostom