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Ambrose of Optina: “If you do good, you must do it only for God”

4 May 2016

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“If you do good, you must do it only for God. For this reason you must pay no attention to the ingratitude of people. Expect a reward not here, but from the Lord in heaven. If you expect it here — it will be in vain and you will endure deprivation.”

–  St. Ambrose of Optina

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