“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14)
This quote is related to my sermon at #StNicholasFW last Sunday. If you want to hear it, look for my previous blog post on “The Cross of Christian Love.”
A criticism of Eastern Orthodoxy in America has been that it is more focused on ethnic heritage than Christian identity. The understanding that this pitfall is not exclusive to the Orthodox is an important insight for believers everywhere.
“…therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:20)
Lots of people know John 3:16, but John 3:17 is equally important. When you read the two verse together, it’s clear that verse 17 completes the teaching:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
Christianity was never meant to be merely a topic of academic study. Christianity is communion with the living God. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalms of David)
Yes, we must use our heads when learning the Faith. But Christ doesn’t want us to leave him in our heads, he wants us to invite him to sit on the throne of our hearts.
“Throughout our life, we go through many changes, experiences many ups and downs. Today we are children of the light (cf. Jn 12:36), but tomorrow we are filled with doubts and wonder: ‘Who is God? Where is God? God has forgotten me.’ This happens because the ego has placed itself in opposition to God, has made a god of itself, and it is impossible for the two to coexist.Continue reading “A conflict of gods”