To eat or not to eat animal meat

To eat or not to eat animal meat
I have decided to discuss a topic that seems to me easy, and not very important. On the other hand, I am not certain that any topic could be easy and not very important. It is about vegetarianism, when people refuse to use animal meat for food. They list many reasons for that. Some of ...

The sin does not enter trough the mouth

The sin does not enter trough the mouth
I would like to clarify theological question. But before we start I would like to mention something here. Most of us rarely, if ever, read the Holy Scriptures. We are an easy prey for those false prophets of modern times because we hardly know anything from the Holy Scriptures, therefore, anything about our orthodox faith ...

Rest, people, on the seventh day of the week

Rest, people, on the seventh day of the week
I impose upon your soul and I share with you my thoughts that have preoccupied me for years. If I were to put these thoughts in one sentence bundle, this is what it would briefly say: For years and decades, if not for centuries, some dark forces of the underworld destroy one by one the ...

Above all things, put on love

Above all things, put on love
(Col. 3 : 12–16) The cycle of church feast days begins with the New Year. With the beginning of the New Year, the Church wants us to begin living a better and more righteous life than before, if have not done so already. This is why  epistle speaks to us about good Christian behavior. This ...

To God always, to human laws sometimes – part 2

In Canada, the death sentence for the most cruel crimes is abolished, but the death sentence for the most innocent ones is approved and widespread. Countries and nations which take care about their house are more human about this issue. For the time being. Some countries, like Chile, El Salvador, Malta and Nicaragua for example, ...

To God always, to human laws sometimes – part 1

“Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5, 15-16) This the way that almost two thousand years ago the holly apostle Paul was warning the Christians of the licentious, atheistic town Ephesus. And he warns the Christians ...

He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly

He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly
2 Cor. 9 : 6–11 These words by St. Paul: “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Cor. 6:6) are about voluntary giving. They inspire me to think about us and to make some unavoidable comparisons. We Serbs are a rather strange people, and ...

Chastise but also comfort

Chastise but also comfort
(1 Cor. 4 : 9–16) Believe it or not, brothers and sisters, I think of the holy Apostle Paul as though he were our contemporary, a man I might run into around the corner, if only I went looking for him. Not a single word he wrote or inspired others to write, is excessive. Generation ...

Come out from among them and be separate

Come out from among them and be separate
(2 Cor. 6 : 16 – 7 : 1) In his epistle to the Christians in Corinth, St. Paul sets the example of the Old Testament Prophets and uses their words to warn his contemporaries. “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord, do not touch what is unclean and I will ...

Be content with such things as you have

Be content with such things as you have
Heb. 13: 7–16 In these grey November days I often find myself in a somber mood and troubled thoughts. There was a time when mornings dawned bright and cheerful, full of curiosity and joyful expectation but these days, I feel as though I am waking up more tired than when I had gone to sleep ...