...work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Phil 2:12-13
Glory be to you Lord, whose power awes the nations and whose command upholds the ends of the earth. Maronite liturgy
“Who, then, is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household to distribute to them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so. Mt 24:45-46
Love of neighbor rests on mirroring God’s tenderness and compassion in a life of reconciliation, forgiveness, shunning hurtful rhetoric, prejudice, and judgmentalism (“Do not judge, lest you be judged”). This love overcomes the obstacles of enmity – including “sibling rivalry” –, for serious, radical love follows the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the meek, the merciful, and those who work for peace, for they will be called the Children of God, inherit the earth, and be shown mercy.” Excerpt from a new addition to our articles, “Where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Luke 12:34), homily of His Excellency Bishop Nabil AlAndary.