The second Sunday of Lent and the 25th day of the heroic defense of Ukraine.


Today the words of the Apostle Paul are addressed to us, Ukrainians: “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the covenant of Christ (Gal. 6.2).


That is, help, serve, put your shoulder as much as possible, get involved. And this applies to all of us. Our lives now consist of such burdens caused by the war, of such problems and trials that need to be solved as a group and, as far as possible, with understanding try to help a person to restore his mental balance.

At this time, our Church should look like a good team. Every member of the Church must care for others.

Since Jesus Christ bore the cross of others, we Christians must bear one another burdens. If my neighbor needs help today and I notice it, I need to understand that I may need help tomorrow. So I have to help my neighbor get up, and I need to do it without arrogance. If you think that you are "special", stand above the general rules of the Christian life, and can look down on others - then this very behavior shows that you are misjudging yourself. You are deceiving yourself.

These words of the Apostle Paul contain the paradox of true public life. One for all and all for one; but no one can relax, comforting himself with the hope that the zeal and piety of others will make up for his carelessness with himself. When it comes to my neighbor, I must remain humble by offering my help; but when it comes to me, I have to take responsibility for my actions. "Bear one another burdens," says the apostle, and continues, "Everyone will bear his own burden."




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