or which is heavier the burdens we give each other or the burdens of Christ?
"They bind heavy burdens and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to touch them, even with their finger." Matthew 23:4
"Follow after righteousness, piety, faith, love, patience and meekeness." 1 Timothy 6:11
"He who is greatest among you, let him be your servant." Matthew 23:11
"They that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall grow wings like an eagle." Isaiah 40:31
This sermon talks about the tension between burdens and expectations of this world, that may seem to be spiritual and the actual trials of the Christian way: the difference between bearing the cross and Christ's proclamation that His yoke is easy and His burden is light....
The sermon uses the scripture readings from the Malankara lectionary.
This sermon given on Sunday, October 18, 2009 by Fr John Brian Paprock
at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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