Category : Scripture

Written on Jul, 24, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Listen to Jesus.

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Written on Jul, 22, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Our task as Orthodox Christians is to first accept God’s love in Jesus Christ of us and then to help others see that they too are loved by Him. Everything else we do, good as it is in itself, serves these two goals.

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Written on Jul, 16, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

To be truly free means to do the will of God; nothing more and certainly nothing less.

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Written on Jul, 02, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

If our ancestors in the faith could become saints in their circumstances so can we. If being American, with all its opportunities and temptations, was not for them an obstacle to faith in Jesus Christ and holiness, can it be any different for us who live in Madison?

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Written on Jul, 01, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Unlike the disciples on that first Pentecost, not only do we often fail to begin the evangelical work at the beginning–that Jesus loves us–we often speak to peoples whose hearts–unlike the hearts of the “Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven” in Jerusalem–are not ready to hear the Gospel.

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Written on May, 20, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

To remain silent about the Gospel is not humility. We have all of us been given a word to speak; we are all of us in baptism called to be witnesses of the Resurrection and evangelists of the Gospel.

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Written on May, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…the surprise in Acts is not the conflict, not the willingness of Christians to ape the empire. The surprise is not division but reconciliation. The surprise is not that Christians are afflicted with the same passions that lead to war in the world but that we struggle against them.

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Written on May, 06, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Get ready! There is more to come!

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Written on Apr, 22, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

To see the truth of something is not to see it just in itself but within the context of God’s will for all creation. To know something means to see how it fits within the whole economy of salvation.

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Written on Apr, 14, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…True peace, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” that guards our “hearts and minds” (Philippians 4:7, NKJV) comes only when we are faithful to our personal vocations.

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