Monday, October 14, 2019 UTC

FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF MEAT FARE

FEB 23: DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN), CONFESSION – 5:30 PM; FEB 24: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, REFRESHMENTS – 12:00 PM (BRING MEATIEST DISH TO SHARE); FEB 26: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM.

 

 

 

Today’s gospel, Matthew 25:3-46, is The Parable of the Sheep and Goats.  All those on earth will be brought before the Lord, and He will separate them “as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.” We see man and woman redeemed and saved, and man and woman condemned and lost. Therefore, salvation is the result of good works. The “sheep” acted charitably, giving food, drink, and clothing to the needy. The “goats” showed no charity. This seems to result in salvation for the sheep and damnation for the goats. The core message is that we as followers of Christ, will treat others with kindness, serving them as if they were serving Christ Himself. Though, the “goats” can perform acts of kindness and charity, their hearts are not right with God, and their actions are not for the right purpose – to honor and worship God.