Friday 21 March 2014

100 Words on the Gospel in Coptic Lent - 21st March

 Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire."

In Matthew 15:21-31we read about the Canaan woman who came to Jesus to ask for her daughter to be healed. She would not take no for an answer because she had a complete trust in our Lord Jesus as the only one who could help her in desperate need. As I engage in missionary ministry I find more and more people who are non-Christians and non-Orthodox who have this same unshakeable trust in Christ and will not be put off by any circumstances as long as they can find the one they seek in the Church, which is his Body. What an example those who wish to become Orthodox should be to us. They should teach us to value that which we have received even more than we do. How great is the faith in Christ of those who having discovered the abundance of life in Christ in the Orthodox Church will not be dissuaded by any obstacle until they receive that which they desire.

Prayerfully consider making an offering to God to support Orthodox Missionary work in the UK. Without your kind and generous support it will be impossible to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of those wishing to learn about our Orthodox Faith. We need your support now.  

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