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March 27, 2005

Food For Thought on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

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It was love of human honour that distanced the Pharisees from faith in the Lord, which is why He said to them, "How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?" (Jn. 5:44). Others were prevented from drawing near by lands, weddings, or worries about the affairs of this life (Lk. 14:18-20), but the paralysed man's physical weakness put an end to such things and removed them from his thoughts. There are times when illness is better for sinners than good health, because it helps them towards salvation and blunts their inborn evil impulses.

The Homilies of St. Gregory Palamas, Vol. I, On the Second Sunday of Great Lent.

Posted by mlv at March 27, 2005 07:02 AM

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