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« on: January 08, 2009, 02:30:43 AM »

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Can you believe that Christ the Saviour portrayed Himself in the guise of a woman in two of His parables? One is that of the woman who took three measures of flour and made dough. But first let us speak of the other one where the Lord tells us about the woman who had ten drachmas and lost one. These are the most mysterious of all the Saviour's parables. As the parable of the lost drachma is short, we quote it in full.

Or what woman, having ten drachmas, if she lose one, does not light a candle and sweep the house and look diligently till she finds it? And after she has found it, she calls in her friends and neighbors and says, Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma that I lost (Luke 15:8-9).

At first glance this parable seems so simple, or even naive, that it does not impress the reader of the Gospel. In fact, however, the mystery of the universe is revealed in this simple parable.
-- Bishop N. Velimirovic
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 02:41:42 AM »

Do you have a question about the quote, or a point you want to discuss?   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 03:15:44 AM »

Do you have a question about the quote, or a point you want to discuss?   Smiley

Nope, not really. It's just a very interesting quote. Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 08:03:52 AM »

Do you have a question about the quote, or a point you want to discuss?   Smiley

Nope, not really. It's just a very interesting quote. Shocked

We won't be putting a Christa up any time soon.  Like never.

Nor will be bowing to stones, because Christ calls Himself the Rock.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 10:16:01 AM »

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Can you believe that Christ the Saviour portrayed Himself in the guise of a woman in two of His parables? One is that of the woman who took three measures of flour and made dough. But first let us speak of the other one where the Lord tells us about the woman who had ten drachmas and lost one. These are the most mysterious of all the Saviour's parables. As the parable of the lost drachma is short, we quote it in full.

Or what woman, having ten drachmas, if she lose one, does not light a candle and sweep the house and look diligently till she finds it? And after she has found it, she calls in her friends and neighbors and says, Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma that I lost (Luke 15:8-9).

At first glance this parable seems so simple, or even naive, that it does not impress the reader of the Gospel. In fact, however, the mystery of the universe is revealed in this simple parable.
-- Bishop N. Velimirovic

Hmm.  Is it worth my while to read the rest of the article?
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 10:58:26 AM »

Hmm.  Is it worth my while to read the rest of the article?

I think so.  It seems to me to be very edifying, judging from my quick perusal.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 11:08:03 AM »

Definitely worth the read, a great way to start off my day, thanks.   
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 11:16:25 AM »

Do you have a question about the quote, or a point you want to discuss?   Smiley

Nope, not really. It's just a very interesting quote. Shocked

We won't be putting a Christa up any time soon.  Like never.

Don't worry. The Bishop is not making a case for female priests. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 01:20:11 PM »

Do you have a question about the quote, or a point you want to discuss?   Smiley

Nope, not really. It's just a very interesting quote. Shocked

We won't be putting a Christa up any time soon.  Like never.

Don't worry. The Bishop is not making a case for female priests. Roll Eyes

I don't personally worry about that at all.  Less so with the name Nikolai Velimirovic.

The concern would only be those who would misconstrew his words.
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