It makes for dislike

16 April 2021

Avarice causes a diminution of love. It sows hatred within us against others for embezzling or stealing what’s ours. Heartfelt goodwill, on the other hand, makes us love those towards whom we’re generous. Forced generosity provokes antipathy. Avarice comes from the devil, whereas generosity is of God.

Saint John Kronstadtskij