Parable of the Farmer

Today’s Gospel is about one of the parables of the LORD JESUS, it is the parable of the farmer who went out to sow his field. This parable was mentioned in the three gospels, St Mathew, Mark and Luke, it is a very simple parable but has got very deep meaning.

This parable talks about all those who hear the word of the LORD GOD. The farmer is the same farmer and the seeds are also the same seeds, but with some people it yielded fruits and with the others it did not, that is because it depends on the soil into which the seeds had been sown, this is the main aim of the parable. Read more…



Rising from death the son of the widow of Nain

 
In today’s Gospel the LORD JESUS is approaching a city called Nain, and Nain means joy.  The LORD JESUS entered this city of Nain but although it means joy HE found a very sad seen.  HE found a funeral procession and the deceased was the only son for a widow in that city.  A very tough situation in a city whose name is supposed to means joy.  The LORD JESUS went into the city and approached the grieving widow and HE had compassion for her and said “Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, Do not weep. “And HE went forward and touched the bier and said to the young deceased man   “Luke 7:14-15 And He came and touched the bier. And the ones who bore him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say to you, Arise! And the one who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.”  Read more…


Jesus and the Blind Man

Today’s Gospel is from the book of St Mathew chapter 12 and it is about a simple quick miracle done by the LORD JESUS, a blind man possessed by the devil and he was dumb was brought to the LORD JESUS and HE cured him.  The dumb spoke and became sighted.
We are in front of two acts here, the act of the devil and the act of GOD the LORD.
The work of the devil detaches the man from himself, the others and from GOD Almighty.  Always the work of the devil is to detach and separate, on the contrary, the work of GOD Almighty unites and gather together.
When the demon possesses someone, the first thing he does is to detach him from himself, he makes him unaware of himself so that this man will not look to himself and discover that he is living in sin, he separates him from those around him so that he will not look to the others and to know their needs and thus work to satisfy those needs. He separates him from GOD.  When a man is separated from himself and from those around him, he is actually separated from the LORD GOD.  He separates him from the LORD GOD so that he cannot communicate with GOD, dumb, unable to talk to GOD nor with those around him.  Blind, he cannot see GOD or HIS acts, and so the man who is possessed by the devil is a dead man, this is the work of the devil. Read more…


The Nayrouz Feast

Today is the first Sunday of the Coptic year 1735. The Psalm for today says “Psalm 65:11 You crown the year with Your goodness” and the word goodness means good things, so we are asking the LORD GOD to bless the crown of the year with HIS goodness even if we are not worthy because even when we are not trustful HE remains trustful.

Today we must pray so that this New Year will be filled with spiritual work, the love of GOD, repentance, and close attachment with the LORD GOD. We pray so that this New Year will be filled with joy, peace, filled with our love and helping for each other. Read more…