Murals (2008) by PHANTAST - Graffiti - Cultural Music & Art Association inc. - 98 Milne St. Benleigh

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"Do I possess the house in which I live? No, it is only on loan to me from God while I remain in that place.

Do I possess the clothes I wear? No, they are on loan to me until they wear out, or until I give them away to someone in greater need. Do I possess this body that you see before you? No, it was lent to me by God when I was born, and He will take it back when I die. Do I possess the mind that is composing the words that I speak? No, that too was lent by God at my birth and will go when I die. So do I possess anything? Yes, I possess the virtues which during my life have grown and flourished within my soul. As much as I have grown in love, I possess love; as much as I grown in faith, I possess faith; as much as I have grown in gentleness, I possess gentleness. These things are immortal, are divine gifts which God will not take away, because He wants Heaven itself to be  filled with virtue. And, of course, I possess my soul, in which these virtues have their roots.


If you desire joy, seek not after riches,  nor bodily health, nor glory, nor power, not luxury,  not sumptuous tables,  nor cloths of silk, nor costly lands, nor houses splendid and conspicuous, nor anything else of that kind; but pursue that spiritual wisdom which is according to God, and take hold of virtue; and then nothing of the thing which are present, or which are expected, will be able to sadden you".( From the writings of St. John Chrysostom)


Gems of St.John Chrysostom : 'The rich men is not the one who has collected many possessions, but the one who needs few possessions. The poor man is not the one who has no possessions but the one who has many desires'

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