10.04.2023 | Monday of Passion Week

+ Monday: Luke 13:23-30 +
(1st hour Gospel of Tuesday Eve) 
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What then do the Lord’s words mean at another place (Matt.11: 30) “For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Actually there is no contradiction between both quotes. One speaks of the nature of tribulation, as the narrow door, and the other speaks of the feelings of those who overcome them. What causes hardship to our nature could be counted as easy if we accept it willingly. Moreover, the way of salvation is narrow in its entrance, but once you get in you will find a spacious place of rest, contrary to the way leading to perdition.
+ St. John Chrysostom

Personal Question
Are fasting and prayer hard for me to do? Is my struggle with sin earnest or half-hearted? Do I give up when it is hard or do I persist?