In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
We are a forgetful people, especially when it comes to the kindness of the Lord. This isn’t just a twenty-first century problem. This has been going on since Satan first slithered onto the scene and led Adam and Eve into sin. The same loving care which we heard about in today’s Old Testament Reading, that God formed Adam with His own hands, that He gave him everything in Eden except for one tree’s fruit, and that he was given creation’s pristine beauty in which to live, would soon be forgotten and exchanged for a lie, the belief that somehow God was holding out on the crown of His creation. And this sinful ignorance—sometimes accidental, sometimes deliberate—has continued on with all the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve until today, and will continue on until the Last Day. For this very reason, the Church in her wisdom, has given us a near repeat of Gospel Readings. Just a few short months ago in Lent we heard about the Feeding of the Five Thousand. Today it is repeated, only this time with four thousand. Why the repetition? We forget about Our Lord’s mercies! Though we may forget, He does not.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).