What benefit will all my possessions bring to me at the Dread Judgment if I, in my miserliness, preserve them for myself alone, for, at that Judgment, those who did not show mercy will not receive mercy. Will my possessions be immortal food and drink for me in the life to come? Will my soft garments serve as incorruptible raiment for me there? No, this will not be!”
(Philaret the Merciful, ‘Lives of Saints’)