Fr. Nicholas Louh is the Pastor of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, FL. Visit his parish website for more resources and information to help you in your walk of faith https://stjohnthedivinejax.org/
In this third of a four-part series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians, Fr. Nicholas Louh reminds us that the primary theme of Philippians is JOY, a word that occurs 16 times in the Epistle. The only way to gain eternal joy is to recognize that it must be grounded in Jesus Christ. And that job comes through service to others. In Chapter Three of the epistle, St. Paul tells us to focus our mind on the life of the Kingdom of Heaven to come. We must be living Heaven Minded. Fr. Nicholas also holds up the survivors and bereaved from the tragic Charleston, SC shooting as a model of Christian witness, by their courage to forgive.
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