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Spiritual Nuggets + December 13, 2015

11th Sunday of Luke

Masters, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, and Sisters, Bless!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

This Sunday, the 2nd before Nativity, commemorating the Ancestors of Christ, we read the parable of the Great Banquet inLuke 14:16-24. St. Cyril of Alexandria (Homily 104) sees the excuse of the "five yoke of oxen" as the fives senses tying us to worldly cares.

"It would be far better to gain the joys of paradise instead of earthly fields and temporary furrows." - St. Cyril of Alexandria

May our efforts during the fast to transcend the five senses in pursuit of God's generosity be blessed by His Grace!

In Christ,
+ Fr. Noah

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