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Homily: Filling Our Lives with Godly Activities

Filling Our Lives with Godly Activities

In today’s homily, we are going to be examining various topics pointed out in the 23rd verse of the 19th chapter of the Acts of Mar Mani. In this verse, there are five topics outlined.

Specifically, these are:

1) Alms-giving for forgiveness of sins;
2) the Meal of the Holy Table;
3) the Seventh Day for resting;
4) reading the Holy Scriptures; and
5) translating and copying the Scriptures

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Glikhuta Meditation for Sunday, 1 May 2016

“Every true gift that is found in your hands is there because of the Father of Light who always gives good gifts.” — Teaching of Mir Izgadda 4:3

Reflection
Do we recognize a gift when we see it? Do we realize that each day that we awaken, it is a gift? Do we truly give thanks to the the Source of these and all good gifts? The Father of Greatness, referred to as the “Father of Light” in this verse, is the One which we give thanks for all that we have.
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A Meditation on the Glikhuta Text for Sunday, 27 March 2016

“You have given to us Your fellowship, not that You were in need of us, but that we are always in need of You.” — Odes of Solomon 3:9

Reflection
Are we so arrogant that we think of ourselves as if God is in need of us? Does our pride stand in the way of progressing in the Light of the truth? Are we examples of the living Word of God, the holy teaching of Maran? Are we helping others to seek the fellowship of God as the source of all good and righteousness?
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A Meditation on the Glikhuta Text for Sunday, 13 March 2016

“You have given Your heart, Maran [Our Lord], to Your believers. Never will You be idle, nor will You be without fruits; for one hour of Your faith is more excellent than all days and years.” — Odes of Solomon 3:4,5

Reflection
Do I express gratitude for the blessings that the Father of Greatness bestows upon me each day? Do I verbally or mentally express, in prayer to God, my thankfulness for those benefits He made for me yesterday, has made for me today, and promised to make for me tomorrow? Do I thank God in advance of receiving His gifts?

Have I ever thought that God was slow in fulfilling His promises? Do I, on a regular basis, set aside time to reflect on the goodness and holiness of Almighty God? Have I wasted time this year on worldly affairs such as entertainment, when I could have used that time for God instead?
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