The Sunday of the Cross and putting our false self to death.
Thank you again, my brother, for your honesty, vulnerability, and humility.
It baffles me how God’s orchestration operates and penetrates barriers to express long forgotten, “minute” aspects of Truth at the exact moment and time a person’s “soil” is ready to receive them.
In the mere act of attempting to die to yourself Steve and putting to light the subliminal playground, as Orthodox Christian servants, we’ve fallen prey to, you are really guiding a servant/s to self awareness -- and defacto humility.
Another nugget, I learn from every post is how powerful it is to clearly and effectively communicate all the ideas that one has.
May God continue to guide you in peace to the end Steve, at-least for our sake 😂
Regarding identity and career: there is a great lecture by Fr Maximos Constas available for free on Patristic Nectar for download ("Work While it is Still Light").
I recently left the GOA. One of the last straws occurred when a metropolitan came to our parish and asked for help for Greece, our "mother" homeland. He later said in response to a question that the Government took care of hospitals and other needs, not the Church, and we should help our Greeks. Ignoring, of course, Catholic, Baptist, etc hospitals and care facilities. The worldliness, the money, the status, no more.