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St. Maximos the Confessor: He who gives alms in imitation of God . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
“He who gives alms in imitation of God does not discriminate between the wicked and the virtuous, the just and the unjust, when providing for men’s bodily needs. He gives equally to all according to their need, even though he prefers the virtuous man to the bad man because of the probity of his intention.” …