Spiritual Reflections of Fr John Brian

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

What is Our Life?

What is Our Life?

Between birth and death, both remembered and celebrated this week (Sunday of Departed Clergy - Presentation of Christ in the Temple at 40 days old - Sunday of All Departed), this sermon talks about our life in between. Using the parable of fig tree in Luke 13 and the end of James 4, we are given insight into the spiritual life while in between in this world.

"...For what is our life? It is but a vapor, which appears for a little while and then vanishes away..." James 4:14

"...My Lord, let it remain...until I work it and fertilize it. It may bear fruit..." Luke 13:8-9

"He who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin." James 4:17

This sermon uses the readings appointed from the Malankara lectionary and was given on Sunday, January 31, 2010 by Fr John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

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