St. John Chrysostom: I am often reproached for continually attacking the rich. . . .

Icon of St. John Chrysostom“I am often reproached for continually attacking the rich. Yes, because the rich are continually attacking the poor. But those I attack are not the rich as such, only those who misuse their wealth. I point out constantly that those I accuse are not the rich but the rapacious. Wealth is one thing, covetousness another. Learn to distinguish.”

—  St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Fall of Eutropius