From the Parish Priest – Fr. Romey Rosco
As followers of Jesus Christ, is our Orthodox Christianity evident in our lives by the way we act and talk?¬† Do we show honesty, integrity and charity towards others?¬† Are we kind to one another, even to those who are unkind?¬† Do we witness to Christ through the Holy Sacraments?¬† Is our support of His Holy Church what it should be?
We are members of the Body of Christ and we must live as He expects us to live: following His Example.¬† When we are base, dishonest or unkind to others, we misrepresent our Lord and do Him a great dishonor!
The road to heaven is not an easy journey.¬† You cannot just walk along ‚Äúthinking‚ÄĚ about God; you must ‚Äúact‚ÄĚ in His Name.¬† You must represent Him, and there is no easy way to do that, for the challenges to His authority over your life are menacing.¬† And yes, our Lord Jesus Christ MUST be our Lord and Master ‚Äď nothing less.¬† As God, He is the Author of all things, and must have authority over all.
Make this Great Lent a time for your own personal recommitment to your Lord and your Church.¬† Vow to never take Him lightly.¬† Resolve to allow His authority to rule over you as a member of His Body.¬† Then experience the relief, and the joy, of having His love and protection.
From The Weekly Bulletin, Vol. XXXVI No. 13, 29 March 2009
Sts. Peter & Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, Dearborn Heights MI