On the public confession of faith

On the public confession of faith
Тhere is a very moving passage from the Gospel about the healing of two blind men. (Matthew 9:27-35 We can never totally relate to them because God has spared us the misfortune of being blind. However, we can be sure of one thing: their joy was immense after their healing The Gospel describes other, even ...

Repentance

Repentance
Matthew 4:12-17 The Holy Scriptures tells us that the Lord began His work of redemption with a call for repentance. After He had fought off the temptation of the devil in the wilderness, He withdrew to the coastal areas, in order for the prophecies to be fulfilled: “The people that sat in the darkness have ...

What to do and how to protect ourselves

What to do and how to protect ourselves
A few days ago, I got a call from a friend, and, in these southern parts, my neighbour. We talked at great length about what follows and what disturbs him deeply; and he called me to ask me to spread the word of his concerns as a warning and a caution; so that people know ...

Fear not, little flock!

Fear not, little flock!
I often have difficulty choosing a title for my writings. The title should sum up in a few words everything that follows it. This time, however, the title just came to my mind; to comfort me and to encourage me in my struggle Here is why: I spend most of the year in the south ...

Christians, where are you!

Christians, where are you!
All sorts of things have been done to us Christians: we’ve been insulted we’ve been poked, we’ve been pushed around, and we’ve been slapped: our induration and indifference boundaries have been tested. And we are in a deep sleep, deeper than the bear’s hibernation; we’ve been dormant to the point of inexistence I was walking ...

God preserve us!

God preserve us!
I have been struggling for days with the thought of tackling the following topic. I was more at peace before I encountered this human disgrace I’m about to discuss. For, how can one talk about filth and yet remain clean However, I decided to react to this newest misdeed, and to share my burdensome thoughts ...

Because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit

Because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit
Epistle, (Rom. 5: 1-10), talks about God’s love and our reconciliation with our Father through the sacrifice of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by His death on the cross. “God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8). “For God so loved the world ...

Dog Time

Dog Time
I was driving the other day, and on the car in front of me I saw a sticker. I always like to see how people present themselves with those stickers. There are all sorts of things to see on them and often very foolish things I look a little closer and on the sticker I ...

Church – home of the collective prayer

Church - home of the collective prayer
One can often hear some people say they do not come to the church for a collective prayer because they pray at home, on their own. That’s also where they light the candles and the cressets. In their defence, or to their praise, they say that God is everywhere; therefore it doesn’t matter where one ...

Forgive us…as we forgive

Forgive us...as we forgive
The Gospel Book is a call for peace and reconciliation, an inspiration to forgiveness. God said it clearly and concisely: “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”(Matthew 6:14) That is enough said for the rational people. The problem is that with all the envy and hatred, anger and ...