Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Are the flood waters of life beating you down?

As I celebrated our weekly Wednesday Orthros/Matins this morning, I was especially thankful to God for keeping our community families safe during the recent flooding. The Gospel for this morning was especially appropriate to the past week...
Luke 6:46-49, 7:1 "The Lord said, "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you? Every one who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But he who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation; against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great." After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Capernaum."
We are thankful that our homes are safe, and the storm is behind us. Many noticed possible weaknesses in their properties, and will make improvements to ensure flooding is less damaging during the next storm.......but what improvements are we making to protect our soul for the DAILY storms that face our soul?
If you are interested making improvements to your soul for the storm, find your local Orthodox Christian Church and begin attending services, Bible Studies, and community gatherings as soon as you can.

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