How to Transform
|The Light of Dawn|
You must declare war!
You must declare war on yourself if you hope for the transformation of your life. The Lord Himself calls you to do battle with your passions. That part of you that is centered in the self, even worshiping self, must be rooted out if you are to become holy. As long as you war against others, judging your priest, family and neighbors, you will have no chance whatsoever of growing spiritually. Be tough on yourself and merciful towards others. Root out the darkness in yourself while seeing only the good in others.
Love in Christ,
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Tuesday September 13, 2011 / August 31, 2011
14th Week after Pentecost.
New Hieromartyr Alexander priest and Vladimir deacon (1918).
New Hieromartyrs Michael and Myron priests (1937).
New Hieromartyr Demetrius (1938).
Hieromartyr Cyprian, bishop of Carthage (258).
St. Gennadius, patriarch of Constantinople (471).
St. John, metropolitan of Kiev (1089).
St. Paulinus, bishop of Trier (358).
2 Corinthians 12:20-13:2
20 For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults; 21 lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.
2 Corinthians 13
Coming with Authority1 This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” 2 I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare—
24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. 25 For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”