2nd Sunday of Luke

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    • Saint John Of Kronstadt And The Golden Rule And The Purpose Of The Incarnation
      Luke 6-31-36
      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.
    • 2nd Sunday of Luke (mp3 format)
    • Reason For The Golden Rule
      Ye Shall Be The Children Of The Highest For He Is Kind Unto The Unthankful And To The Evil
      Luke 6-31-36
      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
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    • Golden Rule
      As Your Father Also Is Merciful
      Luke 6-31-36
      SYNOPSIS:The reason for the Golden rule varies, depending on the level of spiritual development of the hearer. It is good to understand the "stages" a Christian goes through in obeying this rule, and what it is and what it is not. Most think it is about fairness, or, if more advanced, that it tells us to use our desires and feelings to judge how others would want to be treated. These understanding are good, but not perfect. At the end of His teaching, Jesus gives the reason why the perfect follow the Golden rule: "Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful."
    • Practical applications of the Golden Rule (HTML format)
    • Luke 6:31-36
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      SYNOPSIS:The Golden Rule. Real incidents commonly encountered in regular life show how easy it is to practice the golden rule and derive great benefit. First, some theology, then the application of that theology. Two principles of the way of life: You should use yourself as a measurement of how other people should be treated, and you are not to expect something in return.
    • When we follow The Golden Rule, we are choosing the good part and are children of the highest. (mp3 format)
    • Luke 6:31-36
      SYNOPSIS:In the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, the Gospel reading for the Theotokos points to the other Gospel read today - about the Golden Rule. If we follow this rule, we will be choosing the "good part" and be "sons of the highest". Let us look at the Golden Rule in this way - not as an externally imposed law, but an easy way of life that always chooses the "good part".

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