A Memo to the Socialist Left
"In the same way, in another place, this man preaches: If thou sowest among the poor, sow from among thy own possessions; what thou sowest from those of others is much more bitter than weeds." - St. Isaac the Syrian. From "Six Treaties on the Behaviour of Excellence," Book IV. From Mystical Writings. (Willits, CA: Eastern Orthodox Books, n.d.), p. 30.