Wealth and poverty – their coinciding and the consequences

Wealth and poverty - their coinciding and the consequences
Luke 12:16-21 It is very interesting how wealth and poverty, and the attitude of the wealthy towards the poor is a common topic in the Holy Script and a very common subject of the Christ’s evangelic stories and messages. When contemplating about it a little more one comes to realize that it just leads to ...

Let all that you do be done with love

Let all that you do be done with love
(1 Cor. 16: 1–24) The words that the holy Apostle Paul addressed to the Christians in Corinth are very constructive for us too. The Apostle exhorts his brethren, since they knew about Stephanas and his household that he was one of the best among them, to acknowledge him as such and to submit to him. ...

The bread of life

The bread of life
Matthew 14:14-22 We often believe that the Church focuses very little or not at all on this earthly life and that it only teaches us and directs us towards the life after death. This is simply not true. The Church is against any exclusiveness and condemns all extremes. We can glean from Gospel reading that ...

Not to please ourselves

Not to please ourselves
(Rom. 15: 1–7) Holy Apostle Paul instructs us to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves (Rom. 15:1). It would be edifying for each one you to reflect deeply on chapters 14 and 15 of the epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, because in it you will find an entire ...

Bearing his reproach

Bearing his reproach
Heb. 13 : 7–16 The reading of St. Paul’s epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 13, verses 7 to 16, demands from us today a deeper understanding. There are three thoughts of St. Paul which came to my attention and led me to reflect on them. I would like to share my thoughts on this subject ...

Whoever confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father

Whoever confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father
Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30 “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33) says our Lord. This warning that Christ uttered does not have the same weight ...

Pure words, the silver in the fire clean from the dirt

Pure words, the silver in the fire clean from the dirt
In the last thirty years, I have reacted to the challenges of the media only a few times. I realized, in time- I believe, that the effort was useless since the medias exist and act upon their own logic, which I do not wish to discuss at this time. And for this same reason I ...

Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them

Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them
Troubles from all around us. But the worse are the ones that come unexpected. My daughter already called me few times to complain of amazing things which are happening to her in the land of Serbia. But before I tell you of the amazing things that my daughter is complaining about, I must tell you ...

If the priest is sinful, his prayer is not

If the priest is sinful, his prayer is not
In the Acts of the Holy Apostles, 9: 32–42, the author bears witness to two touching events of which the holy Apostle Peter is the hero. We will see how St. Peter acknowledges that the real hero of these miraculous events is the Lord. In the first event St. Peter met a man by the ...

Seven men of good reputation full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom

Seven men of good reputation full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom
The first verses of the sixth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles are a beautiful testimony of the growth and development of the early Church. They offer valuable advice for the order of things within the Church. Most of the problems in our Church that relate to the Church are caused by our ignorance, ...