Category : Scripture

Written on May, 22, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

To think dogmatically means to think clearly, because we think with “the mind of Christ,” “bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and so conform ourselves to His example for our salvation and the salvation of the world.

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

Why does beauty matter? Because it is in the nature of beauty, of beautiful things, to attract us. To speak “the truth in love” is to make manifest not simply the beauty of the Gospel but of the person to whom we speak.

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Written on May, 06, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…the great sorrow of human life is that most people don’t know who they are, they don’t know what God has called them to do and so become. Many, even most Orthodox Christians, are in this situation. This is why so few of us attend church and even fewer of us regularly receive the sacraments.

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

God respects our freedom; He doesn’t impose Himself on us. While “God created us without us,” says St Augustine, “He did not will to save us without us.”

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Written on Apr, 22, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

… we can never forget is that there will be times when our love for Jesus Christ, our faith in Him as Lord and God and our witness to His Resurrection, will put us at odds with even those who are–in every other way–like a second self.

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Written on Apr, 18, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

It is our love for each other and for those outside the walls of the church this morning that leads others to faith in Jesus Christ. This mutual love also sustains and strengths our faith in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ!

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

Enjoy ye all the feast of faith: Receive ye all the riches of loving-kindness. let no one bewail his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one weep for his iniquities, for pardon has shown forth from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free.

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

The crowds, the high priests, Judas and the disciples all of them had the opportunity to sit and eat and drink and talk with God. And all of them allowed that opportunity to slip through their fingers because they “did not understand.”

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Written on Mar, 25, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Many people are spiritually adrift because they have no sense of their vocation, of what it is God has chosen and appointed them to do in this life. So without a sense of their own calling, the life of the Church becomes a series of distractions. Without a sense of my own vocation, of what God has called me to do, the richness of Holy Tradition overwhelms me even as the behavior of others becomes for me a constant source of distraction.

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Written on Mar, 23, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

The folly of this world, and of my heart, is the ease with which God’s holiness is forgotten. True wisdom doesn’t forget the heart’s tendency to this forgetfulness. How easy it is for me to turn even the things of God into occasions of forgetfulness of His holiness and sovereignty.

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