Sep 18, 2022
Saint Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Naples Fl
Fr Paul Girgis, Parish Priest
Today's reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (8:34-38; 9:1)
A Christian is one who imitates Christ not just when it convenient but throughout life.
Lord, in spite of all my weaknesses, in spite of all my shortcomings, in spite of all my struggles, in spite of all my sinfulness, I love you and I wish to love you better, and I wish to love You more. And as an expression of my love, I try to do Your commandments and Your holy will. I try to do what You want me to do and what You have planned for me in my life. And it depends on You Lord whether you will give me Your salvation and whether You will give me your grace.