For he which is Lord over all shall fear no man’s person, neither shall he stand in awe of any man’s greatness: for he hath made the small and great, and careth for all alike.
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Hilary of Poitiers
The rich person does not easily attain riches of the soul, that is, the virtues of this world. He who says, "It is more difficult for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven" is clearly saying that it is easier for a poor person to do so. So that the poor person does not imagine that he has been excluded from God"s care because of his poverty, the prophet testifies, saying, "I created the poor and the rich, and I care for all alike." "God does not make distinctions between persons." And it does not say that he cares only for the rich with respect to worldly goods but for everyone. He cares for the poor as well, and he will reward anyone who has been humble in riches or patient in poverty. - "Letter or Booklet 10"
The prophet Isaiah says, "Then the wolf and the lamb will pasture together. The leopard will lie down with the kid. The ox, the lion and the lamb will eat hay together. And a little child will guide them." And David says, "See, the kings of the earth have assembled and joined together. They saw and were amazed." And again he says, "Who is like the Lord our God, who lives on high and looks down on earthly things? Who raises the indigent from the earth and lifts the poor from the dust, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people?" And also Solomon says, "He has made the small and the great, and he cares for all alike." And he says further, "Wisdom has built her house, with seven pillars as its foundation. She has sacrificed her victims, prepared her wine in its cup and spread her table. She has sent out her servants, calling out and saying, "Come, eat my bread and drink the wine that I have prepared for you." " The Lord confirms this in the Gospel, with the parable of t...