The Mother of God to a Christian

28 February 2020

Your frequent Salutations will be pleasing to me when you abstain from hatred, lies, and the theft of foreign property. And as long as you oppress the poor, grieving them with intolerable taxation and interest rates, you are in no way different from the pagans and those who killed Christ, even if you do boast in your baptism. I won’t listen to you, no matter if you sing countless canons and hymns in a beautiful, strong voice.