Author: The Late Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

God in Your Prayers and in Your Spiritual Life

Lots of people, in their spiritual life, fight on their own, without letting God in with them to ask Him strength and assistance, forgetting the Lord’s saying: ” for without Me you can do nothing” (Jn. 15:5). Those people, they don’t ask God to be with them in whatever they do. On the contrary each …

The Spirit of Service

In remembering the style of our Fathers the Apostles in their service, we learn practical and ideal lessons in the spirit of service, of which we mention the following: 1. The Warmth of the Service: How nice is the saying of the Apostle Paul in this respect “who is made to stumble, and I do not …

Growth in Ministry

Growth is a principal condition for successful spiritual ministry, and it may take various forms: increase in the number of ministers or those ministered to, growth in the type or character of ministry, or spiritual growth.      Increase in number: A prominent example is the ministry of the Lord Christ and His holy apostles, for …

God’s Children Are Strong

God’s children should be strong because they were created in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26); and God is powerful. We say about Him “Holy is the Lord God Almighty”; therefore, they should be strong like Him. In the book of Numbers, when God ordered Moses to take a census of the people, this was …

Forget What is Behind

St. Paul the Apostle said, “…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press towards the goal.” (Phil.3 :13). By referring to what is behind St. Paul did not mean sins but righteousness; that he put his virtues behind and was pressing forward.  Therefore, it justifies the …