Monday, March 15, 2010

Fruitfulness of Lent

Fruitfulness of Lent

Continuing on the spirituality of Lent, this sermon examines the other great spiritual practice of Lent: giving to others according to the abundance of the life that God has given us. This is connected to the Hebrew humility in the story of the Crippled Woman (Luke 13:10-17). Fr John Brian gives homiletic on Genesis chapter 9 and Romans chapter 12. To show a humility of giving and sharing that brings greater spiritual health.

The challenge: everyone give time or other resources in response to the good that God has given.

Genesis 9:1 "God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth."

Luke 13:13 "...immediately she straightened up and praised God."

Romans 12:2 "do not imitate the way of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, that you may discern what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

This sermon uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, March 14, 2010 by Fr John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel,
Madison, Wisconsin.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.