“No need to wait that Christ will come in our land and in our desert, nasheet seeds. The land should leave and move to Christ. Each of us needs to withdraw from the scene and to Christ to go” – a sermon of Archpriest Alexander Abramov of the week 22nd after Pentecost.
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- For every call of the Lord we must answer: “Yes, I’m ready”
- Giving us the talents, the Lord says: “Do”
- “Suffer? It’s a cross!” – easy to dissociate these words from someone else’s misfortune
- You yourself can go to the store, and the temple you let the Lord
- “Called for me, Lord – I’m sick with the flu” – so why lie?
A sower went out to sow his seed: and when he sowed, some fell by the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of heaven devoured it; and some fell upon a rock and withered away because it lacked moisture; and some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it; and other fell on good ground, and having sprung up, yielded fruit a hundredfold. Having said this, it has proclaimed: who has ears to hear, let him hear.
His disciples asked Him, what might this parable be? He said unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they see not, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God; those by the way, is the essence of listening that then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved; but that on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, gladly accept, but these have no root, and time believe, and in time of temptation fall away; and that which fell among thorns are those who hear the word, but the worries riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit; but that on the good ground are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. Having said that, It has proclaimed: who has ears to hear, let him hear.
LK. 8: 5-15
That’s what I’d like to say today. Every day and every Sunday in the Church leads us to remember the saints — sometimes more, sometimes less. And during the year before us is a series of these people presented to us as if the palette is pleasing to the God of His creation. And their life passes before us, feat.
Where to find the point that connects us with all of them? Because we think that we have other life concerns. But it turns out that if you his life is reviewed, and the words and deeds of those who lived and died in Christ are much more important to us than our quarrel with the boss, dissatisfaction with family, resentment of the fact that our talent is not appreciated. Because that they said that they have been directly reflected the desire of God to show kindness to His humanity.
A person may be quite comfortable outside of a relationship with Christ. Warm, hearty. But only a happy person without Christ can’t be. How can I be fully alive beheaded.
We reproaching myself, often say: behold, the Savior’s parable of the sower — it’s about us. Here, there are good people who know how to pray, and earth are good, and we are the stone and the thorns, and the word of God in us grows. I must say, we flatter yourself.
The Savior talks about a no ground, as we your soul, as the ground is paved. Fenced myself with the fence, the barbed wire is energized and started up, mine pulled. In order to throw seed, a lot of efforts to Christ should be undertaken. But the main thing is done, and the Scripture says: God is able of these stones to rise children to Abraham (Matt. 3: 9).
No need to wait that Christ will come in our land and in our desert, nasheet seeds. The land should leave and move to Christ. Each of us needs to withdraw from the scene and to Christ to go: o Lord, Your resurrection enlighten me.
We offer the Savior melkotravchatomu riddles: now, Lord, what can I do in such a situation? These puzzles have the right to exist, if we are in the nursery or kindergarten. But we expect growth and maturity. So the answers to some riddles we can find themselves in breach of the Savior. And where we really need to understand where we really do not understand, we can come to Him with a Mature heart. Not with our eternal resentment: “Now, Lord, it did not happen. Why? Now, Lord, someone was better than me, why?” With Mature heart. And a Mature heart to you will say: let everyone live as one. Let everyone get what you get. Let it exists as-is. But if I’m going from point A to point B, from nothingness to being, from earthly life to the eternal, let a little more I can say to the Lord when our conversation will take place.
This conversation with God that a person habitually interpreterpath in the categories of judgment and punishment. In fact the Court is terrible because it will be too late to change something. Let until we are too late to change, we have something we can do.
From the book “whosoever will may come. Conversations on Sundays and feast the gospel reading,” published in the publishing house “Nikea”