Christ was poor by Basil of Caesarea

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“[Christ] lived in the house of a builder and a poor mother.”

Basil of Caesarea , On the Holy Generation of Christ PG 31, 1464 B.

This quote is good enough to have its own post. Many times we [including myself] complain about not having enough. Christ lived a poor life; he did not live an easy life. His life was difficult from his infancy. Are you happy with what you have ? or do you need more? If you need more, what do you need? And how much more?. Christianity teaches that joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Some philosophies [Aristotilian] teach that doing good makes you happy.

If you are interested in more quotes on Virgin Mary, you can find them in Mary and the Fathers of the Church on Amazon in both in Kindle and paperback formats.


Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p. 147 .

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