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Κυριακή, 1 Ιουλίου 2018

Today's Sermon in a Nutshell:


In today's gospel lesson, our Lord encounters two demoniacs, i.e. persons possessed by demons. Yet how does one become possessed? Being possessed is not so much as the devil entering you (like in the movie "The Exorcist") as it is simply forgetting God. Because when we forget about God, we forget about death. When we forget about death, we begin to live as if we are immortal. And with such an arrogant stance, we forget about God's judgment (or worse yet, feel as if we are immune to it). Hence, we forget about God's Commandments, following His teachings, and living a righteous lifestyle. We pridefully become like gods unto ourselves doing whatever we want and moving further and further away from God almighty. Therefore, in essence, when we forget about the physical death, we are destined to die a spiritual one.

Fr. John

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