Tag : Faith

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 Feb, 24, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

One person needs from me the kerygma, another a glass of water. This person needs a kind word, this one a stern word. But to respond in mercy to all of them, I need the repentant hope of the Publican but also to the faith of the Pharisee (see, Matthew 5:20). It is only in this way that I can bear an effective witness to the love of God poured out for all mankind in Jesus Christ and Him crucified and risen from the dead.

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Written on Dec, 04, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Faith in Jesus Christ requires from us both humility and boldness. Awareness of my sin makes me humble; confidence in God love makes me bold. One without the other is of no use; both together sets us brings healing, forgiveness and a share in divine glory in this life and the life to come.

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Written on Dec, 03, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Whatever we do, it will only be a small portion relative to what God has done for each of us. Though we are always the junior partner in the great mystery of salvation, we are still God’s partners, His co-workers in our own salvation and the salvation of the world. This is why God asks us only “for some fruit.”

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