Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Volume 6 No. 353 June 10, 2016

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I. This Sunday in Church (4th Sunday After Pentecost)

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (June 12)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (June 12)

II. Lectionary Reflections

3. And It Was Enough

Which is actually the greater miracle? - for Jesus to change those few loaves into an abundance of loaves, or for Jesus to change the hearts of the people there to teach them how to share? ...

4. A Feast of Plenty in the Face of Death

How we live and how we face death has much to do with The Feeding of the Five Thousand. ... By sharing meals with those considered by the religiously righteous to be outcasts and sinners, Jesus challenged "the central ordering principle of the Jewish social world." ...

5. Channels of Compassion

When we give compassion freely, it ripples out far beyond our ability to explain or even imagine. Those streams of kindness and mercy that flow through us have an effect that only God knows. ...

III. General Weekly Features

6. Health: Five Ways to Encourage Your Kids When Grandpa Has Alzheimer's

With more parents today having elderly mothers and fathers with various health problems, it's important to find ways to encourage our children - whatever their ages - to stay connected with a grandparent who's ill mentally or physically. Here are some ways to keep the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren alive and thriving despite the incapacities of old age. ...

7. Family Special: Why I Stayed in Marriage: A Wife's Focus on God Saves Her Marriage

Does God want His people to have a happy marriage? Absolutely! I truly think He does. But He doesn't promise it. Above all, He wants obedience. Obeying God won't guarantee you a happy marriage, but it will give you all the ingredients for joy and hope in the midst of the mess. ...

8. Family Special: How to Raise Your Children to Know The Lord

I speak almost daily with parents who are failing at one of their most important assignments in life: being a dad to their children. These are people who are successful in their careers, astute in their businesses, prestigious in their communities, and leaders in their churches. And yet, they are failures at home. ...

9. Pounding In and Pulling Out Nails: Apologizing for Mean Comments

When my daughter was confronted with the fact that she had really hurt another child with a mean comment, she cried and immediately wanted to apologize. That was a good thing, but I wanted her to know an apology can't always make things better. ...

10. Self Improvement: To Achieve Excellence, Develop a "True Heart"

Research by psychologist K. Anders Erikson has shown that it requires approximately 10,000 hours of intentional practice, with coaching, to achieve a high degree of excellence in any endeavor. ...

11. Hymn: Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

What can wash away my sin? ...

12. About Malankara World

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