How to take someone from God

by abbamoses

Dining Room, Hearst Castle, CA

I have realized that the destruction of man lies in the abundance of material goods, because it prevents him from experiencing the presence of God and appreciating His benevolence.  If you want to take someone away from God, give him plenty of material goods.  He will instantly forget Him forever.

— Elder Païsios of the Holy Mountain

Thanks to Orthodox Way of Life.