I am an Orthodox Christian priest. I have been Orthodox my entire life and a priest since July 2007. From my perspective, in America at least, we have lost the functional understanding of our Orthodox Christian Faith. We must take seriously that our Traditions have purpose and are not a just a litany of tasks and obligations we must perform. To "boil down" the Faith to that creates an environment I believe is what the Apostle Paul taught against. Glory to God.
On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros explores The Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12.16-21 “What shall I do?” asks the rich fool? How will we thank God for our blessings this year at Thanksgiving? Will be build bigger barns or serve our neighbor?