Spiritual Reflections of Fr John Brian

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Another Burden to Carry, Then Discard

Another Burden to Carry, Then Discard

In Matthew 23, one of the last sermons of Jesus before His crucifixion, we are to obey "those that sit on Moses' seat," but not act as they act.

This works well into the Epistle reading from 1 Timothy Chapter 6, where there is a special challenge to Clergy and those that wish to serve God.

Fr John Brian uses the Gospel and Epistle appointed for this Sunday of the Cross to discuss the burdens we must carry and then discard in order and how to move into the presence of God, the good Master - if we choose to serve Him.

This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, October 17, 2010 by Fr. John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission
Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:7.

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