This came in the daily email from Plough:

When someone strips another of his clothes, he is called a thief. Should not someone who has the power to clothe the naked but does not do so be called the same? The bread in your larder belongs to the hungry. The cloak in your wardrobe belongs to the naked. The shoes you allow to rot belong to the barefoot. The money in your vaults belongs to the destitute. You do injustice to everyone who you could help but do not.
– Basil the Great

It’s hard teaching. Which is probably why it’s less popular than the prosperity gospel.


St. Basil the Great, fresco