The text from Matthew 20:1-16 is known as “The Parable of the workers in the vineyard”. In this parable as in a number of other parables Jesus allows us to look into the human heart and see what lies within it. This particular parable deals with an attitude that like pride and unforgiveness has no place in the kingdom of God. In our world this attitude is considered to be normal and acceptable. But this is an attitude that is rather dangerous because even we as believers often tolerate it in our lives. Continue reading “Straightening Our Ministry Motives”
1 Samuel 25:1-44
In passional of St. Macarius we read an interesting story.
Once on his way home St. Macarius was walking through the desert with his disciple – a young novice. The path lay through a forest. Walking faster, the novice left the old man behind. Then he suddenly met a pagan priest. Continue reading “The Power of Meekness”