Wednesday, August 05, 2009

What's In Your Wallet?

"Nothing is baser, nothing is more cruel than the interest that comes from lending. For such a lender trades on other persons's calamities, draws profit from the distress of others, and demands wages for kindness, as though he were afraid to seem merciful. Under the mask of kindness he digs deeper their grave of poverty; when he stretches forth his hand to help, he pushes them down. . ."
--St. John Chrysostom on lending at interest