Category : Scripture

Written on Dec, 03, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…how many of our neighbors live not such much indifferent to God as unaware of His presence in their lives? As a consequence, they never know that they are loved by the Creator of the Universe?

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Written on Nov, 29, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Here’s the thing about being merciful; it’s often inconvenient.

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Written on Nov, 19, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Like the world around us, the life of the Church has always been marred by conflict. But where those in the world respond to strife with hatred and even violence, Christians forgive one another.

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Written on Nov, 14, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The most basic revelation of God’s love for you is you. God’s love for you was first revealed to you when He knitted you together in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-18).

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Written on Nov, 09, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Based on where God has placed us, we are called to be merciful to those who for all their great talents and abilities, are often as lonely and isolated in their own way as was Lazarus in his. Not all poverty is material. Often it is social, moral and spiritual.

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Written on Oct, 30, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

God speaks to us in words of chaste affection. This divine flirtation is chaste because God respects our limitations. Unlike the old gods, He doesn’t impose Himself on us. God is not Zeus, the human soul is not Leda.  For all that God loves and desires us to draw close to Him, He is not impatient.

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Written on Oct, 16, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

As the Mother of God is for the fearful citizens of Constantinople, we, you, me, can be for all those we meet. But this is only possible if–like the Virgin Mary–I hear the word of God “and keep it.”

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Written on Oct, 08, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Today, Christ calls us to become fire!

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Written on Oct, 01, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Too often, Orthodox Christians imagine that conformity to the Tradition of the Church is sufficient for salvation. But it simply isn’t enough to be carried along by Holy Tradition like a stick in a stream.

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Written on Sep, 24, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…there isn’t a “hard virtue” that doesn’t bear fruit in a “soft virtue.”

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