Through the love of people is the way to God

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“The way to God lies through the love of people. At the Last Judgement I shall not be asked whether I was successful in my ascetic exercises, nor how many bows and prostrations I made. Instead I shall be asked, Did I feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the prisoners. That is all i shall be asked. About every poor, hungry, and imprisoned person the Saviour says “I”: “I was hungry, and thirsty, I was sick and in prison.” To think that he puts an equal sign between himself and anyone in need… I always knew it, but now it was somehow penetrated to my sinews. It fills me with awe.”

~ St. Maria of Paris

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