If you lived in the middle of a war-torn country, what kind of measures would you take to leave your house each day? Saint Paul wants us to realize that we inhabit a spiritually war-torn realm, and we should have a certain kind of vigilance.
Our Church’s Tradition teaches us to enter nearly every major feast day through the eyes and the perspective of the Theotokos, Mary. It’s an awesome thing to stand with Mary, also treasuring up and pondering all these things in our hearts (Luke 2:19).
Jesus: “I did not come to be served but to serve.” ~ Matthew 20:28 Being a disciple of Jesus and being a part of His Church is all about serving one another and serving God with our gifts and resources.
“Evangelism is the fruit of love.” ~ St. John Chrysostom “Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled’” (Luke 14:23).