For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mk 8:36-37


May 29, 2023 ~ Pashons 21, 1739

The things which are of this world remain in the world,
and whatever riches are gathered by us are bequeathed to our heirs;
for the things which we cannot take away with us are not ours either.
Virtue alone is the companion of the dead, compassion alone follows us,
which as the guide to the Heavens and the first of the mansions,
through the use of worthless money, acquires eternal dwellings for the dead,
as the Lord’s precepts bear witness when He says,
“Make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon,
that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home” (Luke 16:9).
St. Ambrose
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