Tag : Repentance

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

While sorrow is the opening moment of repentance, in the full sense I need to move past my distress. Repentance requires not bad feelings but a change of heart (metanoia). Not grief for my failure, but obedience to the will of God.

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

To live a life of repentance means to remove from my life everything that compromises my freedom, that obscures from my eyes the beauty that God sees all creation and in each of us. Repentance frees me to love.

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

Eager to help us though He is, God will not help us against our will. God will not impose His grace on us. Immediately after these verses God says “let them lay hold of my protection, let them make peace with me, let them make peace with me.”

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Written on Mar, 05, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Am I willing to hear God? Am I willing to allow myself to be challenged? Am I willing to see the darkness around me and in me? Or will I instead strive to control and manipulate life to keep the realization of my sinfulness at bay?

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Written on Mar, 02, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

…obedience to God gives me the freedom to respond all of life with hope. Yes, I fail and fall into sin. But sin never has the last word, hope remains; through repentance, forgiveness is always possible.

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Written on Dec, 28, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

The violence and compulsion that always seem to travel along with the Kingdom of God are wholly of my own making. Let me explain.

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But it is not just communists who oppose Columbus. Here, in the United States, the anti-Columbus movement was sparked by white supremacists nearly 100 years ago. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan promoted negative characterizations of Columbus in order to vilify Catholics and immigrants, many of whom celebrated Columbus not only as a source of ethnic and religious pride …

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Written on Apr, 12, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

It is only through knowing the love of God and forgiveness of God that any of us can hope to bear the burden of our own sinfulness.

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Written on Feb, 05, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017: Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee; Triodion Begins Today; Agatha the Martyr, Polyeuktos, Partriarch Of Constantinople, Antonios the New Martyr of Athens, Theodosios, Archbishop of Chernigov, Afterfeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple, Theodosios of Antioch Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15 Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 We misunderstand the relationship between the Church and …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

It is here, in our obligation to forgive, that we find the reason for our asceticism, our repentance from sin and our cultivation of the life of virtue. All of this helps us, helps me, to forgive sincerely, generously and wisely.

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