Passion Week: Great Monday.
Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (362).
New Martyr Gabriel (1942).
To live without Hope is to Cease to live. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Abbot Tryphon posted a very beautiful and inspiring Post on his blog about the homeless a couple days ago. ¨Recognizing our shared humanity with the homeless and a followup ¨Becoming a home grown philanthropist¨
¨I believe we are all called to realize how dependent we are on Godś grace. ¨But for the Grace of God there go I¨. But we are also confronted with real problems in our cities large and small. The drug problem is a scourge on all of us. The homeless issue and how to respond is something that concerns us all. I do not claim to know the answers but I offer both Abbot Tryphons posts and the Video Seattle is Dying. To challenge us all, and give us perhaps some insight to the issues. I was in Seattle last year and the amount of homeless and the problems associate with it were shocking. As I said I do not have the answers, or even how to respond at times with the homeless I encounter. But I do we believe we need to find ways to implement the words of Our Lord in regards to our neighbor as individual persons, as parishes, and as a society.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. Fyodor Dostoevsky
If there is no God, everything is permitted. Fyodor Dostoevsky