St. John Chrystostom: Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? . . .

Icon of St. John Chrysostom“Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church with silk vestments while outside it is naked and numb with cold. He who said, “This is my body,” and made it so by his word, is the same who said, ‘You saw me hungry and you gave me no food. As you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.’ Honor him then by sharing your property with the poor. For what God needs is not golden chalices but golden souls.”

— St. John Chrysostom, On the Gospel of St. Matthew, 50, iii