Sloth Kills and Don’t Be Afraid to Be Unusual


Yesterday, Father Theodore’s homily was on the Epistle Reading, I Corinthians 4:9-16:

“Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.”

I didn’t take notes, but the sermon seemed to me to be full of good observations. Paraphrasing, here are few: “Sloth kills.” “God’s love for us is constant.” “Don’t be afraid to be unusual.”

The actual sermon isn’t up yet, but you’ll find it here soon. All of his sermons are well worth listening to. More than once, even. :-)

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