Word for Sunday

Then Jesus said to his disciples:
"If anyone wants to follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me". Matthew 16:24

With this one sentence, Christ teaches us once again not to make our "I", ourselves, the most important thing, but to be like him "humble" - so that we can be an example for others.

One of the most important virtues of Christianity is humility.

It always urges the true believer to recognize his person, his inner being, to trust in God, to love, to give grace only to the humble.

Just as there is no greater evil than pride, there is no greater good than humility. The creator of the whole universe, the creator and savior, humbled himself, became human and set out to serve mankind, to humbly show the way to the salvation of all mankind.

The evangelist Luke says, "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, but whoever humbles himself will be exalted". (Luke 18:14)

Dear friends, let us consider humility not as a weakness of soul or weakness of spirit or weakness of will but as a sign of courage, wisdom of mind and sincerity of will.

There is no master in the world who washes the feet of his servants, there is no king who serves his subjects, there is no prince who sacrifices himself for his servant.

Our Lord did all this not only in humility and gentleness, but he also had to suffer indescribably for us, die a cruel death on the cross, but as risen he gave us a living example: the triumphant ascension of a humble man.

Beloved, filled and humbled, let us deny ourselves and let us be worthy children of our Lord. Amen.

Rev. Gnel Gabrielyan