Father Demetrios Serfes - Spiritual Nourishment : February 2000
Do You Wish To See The Lord Jesus Christ?
by Father Demetrios Serfes
Boise, ID USA.

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Deacon Nikita In Procession With The Holy Gospel
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Do you wish to see the Lord Jesus Christ? Come and see, says His Holy Apostles (Jn.1:46).

Our Lord Jesus Christ has promised to be with His Disciples till the end of the world (Mat. 28:20).  St. Peter of Damascus spiritually tells us: "Christ is hidden in the Gospel.  He who wishes to find Him must sell all his possessions and buy the Gospel, so as not seek Him not without but within oneself, that is, he should seek to be in body only to find Christ by reading, but so as to receive Him within oneself by imitating His life in the world.  Christ our Lord is not for those who do not believe in the Gospel; they do not see Him, being blinded by unbelief.

Do we wish to see Christ our Lord?  Our Lord speaks to us by the Holy Gospel.  Seek to listen to the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ attentively, which is eternal life.

Do you have both the Old and the New Testament in your home?  When is the last time you have read these Holy Books?  When is the last time you have read the Holy Gospels of Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?  Then again when is the last time you have attended the Matins service in the Orthodox Church, and venerated the Holy Gospels, when the priest brought it out from the Holy Altar?  Finally when is the last time you venerated the words of Jesus Christ our Lord and true God?

Through the Holy Gospels we learn to love, to be compassionate, and we learn to forgive, as we follow this spiritual path in our lives we see Christ our Lord.

We also see Christ our Lord when we help others, and in concern for their sufferings, and hardships.  Perhaps you can assist in feeding the homeless, we have then found Christ and have seen Him. Then again you might want to volunteer to help the elderly and youth in your community, and to assist your parish priest in the many needs of the faithful, who are humbly
reaching out for your loving kindness.  We now see Christ our Lord.

Read and live the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and you will find Him.

Peace be unto your soul!

Glory Be To God For All Things!

Humbly In The Love Of Christ Our Lord,
+ Reverend Presbyter Demetrios Serfes
Who prays for you and with you!

1 February 2000


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