Why Lord does not the prevent war?

Why Lord does not the prevent war?
The answer to this question I sought where the answers to the many of my questions I seek – in the Scripture. Why war? Because the time for a war comes, when the evil accumulates, as pus under boil and once it must burst. Simply there is a “War time and peace time” (Eccl. 3: 8) ...

Go and do likewise

Luke 10:25-37 The Holy Gospel, in Luke 10:25-37, offers many topics to reflect on. Currently one of them seems most prominent to me and it is Christ’s very emphasized appeal to move from words and contemplation to deeds. The holy Evangelists have noted down, for our spiritual growth, a conversation between our Lord and the ...

The basis of primacy

The basis of primacy
Mark 10:32-45 Here we are faced with an answer to a question that any Christian may ask himself or others – whether he is the Pope in Rome who, in his pride, has taken the place of God, or an illiterate shepherd who may not know how to sign his own name. The question is: ...

He is our peace

(Eph. 2: 14 – 22) “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the wall of separation, having disabled in His flesh the enmity (Eph. 2:14). It is of the Lord Jesus Christ that the holy Apostle Paul speaks in the epistle that we heard at today’s holy ...

Everything in its own time

Everything in its own time
I watch our youth, our boys and girls, at their fullest strength and energy, how carelessly they spend their lives, their days and their years, given from God; how they squander them in vain. When meeting with my parishioners, I see a little girl transformed over night to an adolescent, and to a young woman, ...

“No one can hinder us”

“No one can hinder us; we are stronger than fate,” is the main lyric of what is considered to be a “folk” ditty. I’ll come back to this imbecile poetaster’s oeuvre later. However, it did prompt me to think about what happens to those who are so conceited, plunged so deep in stupidity, that they ...

Abirams, Dathans and their unfortunate brethren

Abirams, Dathans and their unfortunate brethren
All kinds of strange things happen to us, lately more often, and that some of my parishioners ask me, if I knew, and if I met this or that “priest”. They say that this “honor” usually happens to them in bars. They met, they say, that fortunate fellow and that he introduced himself with his ...

Come with me into the deep

Come with me into the deep
Luke 5:1-11 The evangelical reading for the eighteenth week after Pentecost is an invitation to all of us to delve more deeply and widely into our faith. The story that delivers this invitation to us is as follows. The Lord happened to pass by the shores of Gennesaret Lake, “and saw two boats standing by ...

On accepting the will of God

On accepting the will of God
Matthew 19:16-26 A wealthy young man came to Christ with the question what he should do to deserve eternal life. The Lord reminded him of the law of Moses and then gently chastised him for trying to flatter Him by calling Him “good.” Christ also needed goodness and love and a kind word from a ...

Build your wealth with good deeds

Build your wealth with good deeds
Matthew 19:16 – 26 This is what the Holy Gospel tells us to do. Christ does not condemn wealth and He does not bless the wealthy. Of them He says, “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.” (Luke 6:24) This is why the rich man has no place in ...