As in the theatres, when it grows toward evening, and the spectators depart, then going out and laying aside their dresses, they who seemed kings and generals are seen as they really are, the sons of gardeners and fig-sellers: so also when death is come and the spectacle is over, and all the masks of poverty and riches are put off, by their works alone are men judged, which are truly rich, which poor, which are worthy of honour, which of dishonour (Pseudo-Chrysostom, quoted in Catena Aurea on Lk XVI:24).

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