Ugh. It is too hot in NYC. Should I go to my Hamptons house or my Cape Cod house... wait is that St. Basil walking towards me?
Yes. Do you ever think about how everyone else is hot? Do you think it is fair that you get so many houses while there are some people sleeping on the streets?
I mean yes. But at the same time I worked my butt off to get where I am and to make the type of money I make.
"Where have the things you now possess come from? If you say they just spontaneously appeared, then you are an atheist, not acknowledging the Creator, nor showing any gratitude towards the one who gave them. "
I go to church every Sunday. Yes god gave me a lot but I am still the one who worked for it.
Rich man is sitting outside coffee shop deciding which house he should go to to get out of the NYC heat.
But as for you. By having three houses do you feel as if you are hoarding anything from other people?
I mean I guess so. But if those people wanted multiple houses and nice clothing they could have also worked hard.
St Basil comes and asks him if he ever thinks about how there are people who do not have a single home and the rich man says that he has worked hard for it though.
"Why are you wealthy while that other man is poor?" Have you ever thought of that? Yes you work hard, but so does everyone else.
I never really thought of it that way.
When someone fails to look at other people in need they have not only failed themselves but they have failed God.
I quoted straight from St. Basil's piece where he is asking the rich man where does he think all of his successes have come from.
You are right. I have been so lucky for what I have gotten. Instead of having multiple houses I should put that money helping others.
Here St. Basil is asking if the rich man thinks he is cheating the rich out of something. Rich man says he doesnt think so because if they wanted to be rich they should work hard as well.
St. Basil asks him why is he rich when others a poor. Even if they put the same amount of energy into different jobs.
St. Basil tells the rich man that if they fail to look at other people they have failed god. The rich man agrees and decides to give money to helping people