Koinonia (koinonia) wrote,
Koinonia
koinonia

"Remove good-will out of the reach of men, and it is as though one had withdrawn the sun from the world. For without it, men would no longer care to show the way to the stranger, to recall the wanderer, to show hospitality (this latter is no small virtue, for on this point Job praised himself when he said: `At my doors the stranger did not dwell, my gate was open to everyone who came,' nor even to give water from the water that flows at their door, or to light another's candle at their own. Thus good-will exists in all these, like a fount of waters refreshing the thirsty, and like a light which, shining forth to others, does not fail those who have given a light to others from their own light."

St. Ambrose of Milan.
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