- Saint John of Kronstadt and the Golden Rule and the Purpose of the Incarnation
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or SYNOPSIS:The Gospel selected for St John of Kronstadt is the same as for the Second sunday of Saint Luke, and perfectly describes the purpose of the Incarnation. This Gospel contains the admonishments of our Lord to love, using concrete examples, and concludes with the promise "And ye shall be children of the highest". This is the purpose of the incarnation, and examining this Gospel along with the life of St John, which struggled to fulfill it illuminates this purpose for us. We also suggest another way to describe the "Golden Rule" and what should be our inner motivation for loving our fellow man, and doing anything that is good in this life.
- The reason for the golden rule: "Ye shall be the children of the highest for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil" (mp3 format)
SYNOPSIS:Everybody knows the Golden Rule, but few understand is essence. Many feel it is a command based upon common sense, and others even believe it is a way of changing the behavior of others. The reason for it is given plainly by the words of our Lord: "Your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil." We explore the great privilege we have as Christians to become Children of the Highest, and why the fulfillment if the Golden Rule is indispensable for this to happen