The Kingdom of God:
The Sermon on the Mount
by Archbishop Dmitri Royster
St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1992
Notes from Chapter 20:
It is clear that in order to possess the Kingdom of God one must be totally transformed…
The three acts of piety practiced by Christians — true almsgiving, true prayer and true fasting– are at once the means of achieving that transformation and the signs of its taking place.
Notes from Chapter 22:
For him [man] to fulfill his function in life, he needs faith in God. His exaggerated concerns for his welfare, his comfort and his security are evidences of his lack of faith. Christians often live without faith, as if there were no God, and are, therefore, not unlike the unbelieving pagans (” the Gentiles”) in their materialism.
Notes from Chapter 23:
It takes an enormous amount of faith to live the life of a child of the kingdom; it is without any doubt the greatest possible adventure open to man, for it takes putting all our trust in God and His loving care.
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