Saturday, October 24, 2009

More Costly Than Gold

A great man came from a distance to Scetis carrying gold, and he asked the presbyter of the desert to distribute it among the brothers.

But the presbyter said to him, "The brothers do not need it."

But he was very pressing, and would not give way, and put a basket of money on the church porch. So the presbyter said, "Whoever is in need may take money from here."

No one touched it, some did not even look at it. The presbyter said, "God has accepted your offering to him. Go away and give it to the poor."

He went away much edified.

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