Ante-Nicene Fathers/Volume IV/Commodianus/The Instructions of Commodianus/Chapter 78

Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. IV, Commodianus, The Instructions of Commodianus by Commodianus, translated by Robert Ernest Wallis
Chapter 78

LXXVIII.—To the Pastors.

Thou who seekest to feed others, and hast prepared what thou couldest by assiduously feeding, hast done rightly.  But still look after the poor man, who cannot feed thee again:  then will thy table be approved by the one God.  The Almighty has bidden such even especially to be fed.  Consider, when thou feedest the sick, thou art also lending to the High One.  In that thing the Lord has wished that you should stand before Him approved.