The task of each man is to find his own path to salvation and follow it — His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy.
In his sermon on the 34th Sunday after Pentecost, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy explained what the Gospel story of the healing of the ten lepers and the lives of the saints commemorated by the Holy Church that day teach us.
According to the Primate, first of all, the story of the healing of the ten lepers teaches us humility, because when one healed Samaritan came to the Lord to thank Him, the Saviour did not tell him that He had healed him, but said: ‘Your faith has made you well’ (Luke 17, 19).
‘The Saviour was a God-man. And when He healed, it was an action of His Divine nature, and as Man, the Lord told this man that his faith had made him well, that is, faith had made this man capable of receiving the gift of healing’, explained His Beatitude.
Then the Primate, drawing attention to the Lord’s question about why the rest of the healed did not come to thank him (Luke 17, 18), emphasised the need to be grateful to God for all His gifts and blessings.
‘There are always gifts that we receive without even knowing it. Life itself is a gift from God. And we should constantly thank God for this gift. In addition, we have many other talents and abilities that God has bestowed upon us, and we use them. We ought to thank God for them as well’, stressed the Archpastor.
Gratitude itself, in turn, is needed not by God, but by ourselves, for, as the Primate noted, gratitude makes us capable of receiving greater gifts of God. A person who does not thank the Creator for what he has makes himself unworthy of it.
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