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“THE LORD calls blessed not those who despise their brothers, but the poor; not the haughty but the meek; not the envious, but those who mourn for their own sins and those of others; those who hunger and thirst not for water or in order to despise others, but for righteousness; not those who regard others as of no account, but the merciful.”

St. Gildas the Wise, + c. 570 A.D.