Christ is Born!
Christ is Born!
God gives us infirmities and illnesses not as punishment for our sins, but as a way to become sin-free. Not only for ourselves, but for others as well. Not only through our suffering but also through the acts of those not afflicted in caring and praying for those who are afflicted.
God is not a harsh and vengeful God, rather He is loving.
He took on humanity as a loving gesture, so He could be one with us and at the same time, through Himself, provide a path to eternity with Him. Christ is almost here . Rejoice! O Come Emmanuel!
Tomorrow morning I travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to the University of Michigan Medical Center, to be qualified for and enrolled in, their transplant program, to hopefully be approved for a multi-organ transplant (Kidney and Pancreas).
As such, I am asking my friends to pray for me … TO CLARIFY I am not getting a transplant yet … this is the first stage, getting qualified …
I hereby forgive all those who have written or spoken falsely about me, have engaged in hatred towards me, my faith or my beliefs and I pray God grants them forgiveness😇😇 and wisdom.
The cure to shut uppery is more free speech not less. Forgive the haters and pray for them.
Remember, we all are sinners and in need of God’s forgiveness.
This should put to rest jurisdictional questions. You will note it is dated last year and includes the line: “directly under the Patriarchal Omophorion” making me a direct report to the Patriarch himself. This also makes my poor little mission of Holy Trinity Pan-Orthodox Mission a Patriarchal Mission!
Today’s blog is an appeal
Monastery of the Holy Martyrs is a small monastic community in Northern Indiana. We also host St. Mary the Proectress – Syriac Orthodox community.
Christ tells us “Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, so you do unto me.” If we listen, we hear the call to be open to one another, to give what we have and to welcome all guests as we would welcome Christ. We are a place of healing and nourishment, where folks respond to each other’s human needs.
Our first job is to pray for the world, for her salvation, your salvation and our salvation. We know that praying to end hunger is without meaning, unless you also feed those who are hungry. So we feed the hungry without question!
Why does the Lord allow there to be poor among us? “For your good, so that you may…
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