Follow @FatherEricF From Ecclesiasticus: Do not grow weary when you pray; do not neglect to give alms. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Sirach 7:10 (NRSV) – October 22, 2014) “Do not neglect to give alms.” Alms: “charitable donations of money or goods to the poor or needy” says the dictionary with an etymological note saying it comes from an old Greek word, eleemosyne, meaning “pity, mercy.” The fancy plates of wood or brass or silver passed down the rows …
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