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Pentecost Meditation from Metropolitan NICHOLAS

My Beloved in Christ,

Oftentimes when we go to bed at night or get up in the morning we are checking our schedules in order to understand what our next day will hold in store for us.

We check our appointments; we look at the holiday schedule; we consider where we will go for our next meeting; we ask our spouse or our children if they have anything planned; and sometimes we even figure out what we will do for lunch before we leave our house.

When we consider how we live our lives, I think it is fair to say that we usually find ourselves living according to how we were brought up as well as according to how our own personal life experiences have changed us. We receive something from our homes and something from the world in which we live.

Unfortunately, too often we do not consider how our lives should be changed and perfected based on the message of the Gospel. We have scheduled so many things in our daily lives that we have forgotten to include the reality of the Church outside of our private homes.

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