The inheritance of the saints in the light

The inheritance of the saints in the light
(Col. 1: 12–18) In his epistle to the Colossians St. Paul tells his fellow Christians that he prays to God for them unceasingly and that he asks that they may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (Col. 1:9). Then, continuing with his thoughts he says, “giving thanks ...

Do not weep

Do not weep
Through the eyes of St. Luke the evangelist  7:11-16) we witness the miracle of the resurrection and we watch the most moving scene that our imagination could conjure Christ was on His way to a town by the name of Nain. “And when He came near the gates of the city, behold, a dead man ...

St. Paul, personally

St. Paul, personally
“I make known to you”. These words are taken from the first chapter of St. Paul’s epistle to the Galatians As it happens, this epistle is one of the most personal that St. Paul wrote. “See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand” (Gal. 6:11) he says at the ...

Wicked men walk in the dark

Wicked men walk in the dark
I have already discussed how “the creators of the new world”, the world without God and against God, are quick to follow the word of Bible but they follow it in the wrong direction. And everything that God ordained they exert every effort to flip it upside-down. God ordered to be fruitful and to multiply ...

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 ...