The radiant example

Those who, with powerful and correct thinking have been able to study and understand each of the created things and having done so, are able to pass on to others everything to do with God’s goodness and His just judgment, are people who render glory and honor to God, as do those who live a life which conforms to such study and contemplation of God’s creation.

The light (the radiant example) of such people shines before others and in this way they glorify their heavenly Father in words and works and with various acts of generosity.

People who are seduced by human glory do not render any glory and honor to God, nor do those who worship money or those who seek the pleasures of the flesh. Nor do those who admire and follow dogmas which are foreign to godliness.

“Saint Basil the Great”