Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Spirituality of Materialism
There is a spirituality of materialism which is destructive and selfish. But Orthodox Christians are called to a higher spirituality that is constructive and altruistic.
We say we live unto the spiritual and eternal life, but not to the exclusion of the troubles of this world.
"You cannot serve God and wealth (mammon)" Says Jesus Christ in Luke's Gospel. Fr John Brian gives a discerning sermon on living the spiritual life by serving God first.
So, how much of your life belongs to God? How much of your time belongs to God?
This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was give on Sunday, October 09, 2011 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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