Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Great Lent Week 3, Paralytic, Charity
Volume 6 No. 332 February 19, 2016

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Ice Sculptures from Medina Snow Fest-2019 photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, MW
Ice Sculptures from Medina, Ohio Winter Fest, Feb 13-16, 2016
Hundreds of people compete to carve some of the unique ice sculptures
on one of the coldest days of winter in North America.

Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World


1. Foreword

When we think of charity or alms-giving, most of us think of donating money. But Jesus talked about the Good Samaritan as an act of charity - helping someone in need. The four people in today's miracle were doing charity for their brother. Keep an eye for things you can do to help someone during and after the lent. It could be as simple as visiting someone who is sick or helping an elderly at home and, perhaps buying their groceries, praying with them, etc. ...

I. This Sunday in Church - 3rd Sunday in Great Lent

2. Bible Readings for 3rd Sunday in Great Lent (February 21) Lec_3rd_sunday_of_Great-Lent.htm

3. Sermons for 3rd Sunday in Great Lent (February 21)

4. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Great Lent Week 3

Volume 5 Issue 266 - Great Lent - Week 3 (Feb 27 2015)
Volume 4 Issue 202 - Great Lent - Week 3 (Mar 13 2014)
Volume 3 Issue 126 - Great Lent - Week 3 (Feb 21 2013)
Volume 2 Issue 60 - Great Lent - Week 3 (Mar 04 2012)

II. Lectionary Reflections on 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

5. 'The Healing of Forgiveness'

Many come to Jesus for varying reasons. They may be lame in this area of their life, or blind in that area. Some may, like the leper, be rotting away. But, still, their greatest need hasn't changed, which is to be transformed by the word of God. Jesus is never interested in just restoration. He want re-creation through our transformation and that can only happen though our receiving His word. ...

6. Jesus Heals A Paralytic

The healing of the paralytic contains several valuable lessons for us today. Turning to Mark's account of the miracle (Mk 2:1-12), let's first read and examine...

III. Great Lent - Week 3 - Featured Articles on Charity

7. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

8. Meditations and Reflections For Week 3 of Great Lent

Week 3 of Great Lent

9. 10 Reasons Why It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

God is THE giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). As His image-bearers we are called to copy His giving, to be mini-pictures of His infinitely large heart. The larger our hearts (and the wider our hands), the larger the picture we paint of God's character. ...

10. The Joy of Sacrificial Giving

Perhaps more than any other New Testament church, the Philippian church was characterized by generous, sacrificial giving. Their support for Paul extended throughout his missionary travels and was a source of great joy to him. ...

11. Give to The Poor And Needy

George's challenge was simple: Sell everything you have. Use the money to buy literature. Live in the warehouse with the boxes of literature. Get the literature out to as many people as you can. ...

12. Poverty and Hunger: The Violence of Globalization

The greatest threat that Christianity faces today is not atheism, nor Islam or Hinduism or any other religion, but it is the worship of Mammon, the God of wealth or profit. It is nothing but what we today label as globalization or market fundamentalism- enthronement of market as the sole arbiter, determiner and regulator of our life. ...

IV. General Weekly Features

13. The Best Gift For Someone Suffering

Is there someone in your life suffering from some sort of affliction who needs comfort? If so, seek to show them love, compassion, and encouragement. You could be the one person who can make a difference in the life of another who is suffering without hope. ...

14. Family Special: 30 Days To A Stronger Marriage - Part One

When I talk with couples who are interested in growing their marriages, they frequently ask about practical strategies they can integrate into their daily lives, things that will both deepen and strengthen the relationship. I often give them the One Another challenge - a purposeful way to walk out the various "one another's" found in the New Testament. ...

15. Three Things Successful People Do When Things Go Wrong

We all make mistakes and go through tough times, but people who thrive during those times are the successful ones. They learn from their mistakes and find ways to turn things around quickly. ...

16. Senior Column: Blueprint for Retirement

The fact is that millions of retirees simply do not have or will not have the kind of income they'd like to have during retirement. Lopez, founder of ILG Financial, LLC , discusses an alternative approach to the golden, or distribution years. ...

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