Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios: “The wealth of the Christians is in the sky”
On Sunday, August 19, 2018,the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Church of Saint Nikolaos in Kolokythi, Southern Corfu.
In his speech, the Bishop of Corfu analysed the Gospels reading of the day, mentioning at the same time the importance of the spiritual wealth, that is the lovable relation between humans and the Triune God.
The worldly and everyday cares, the hunting of the material happiness and the obsession with it work as obstacles to the unity of humans with Christ. The faithful one has no worries about the materials and the temporary wealth of this world, because he/she only desires the Kingdom of the Sky, the perfection of his/her life. The wealth of the Christians is in the sky.
As we notice in the Gospels reading of the day, the wealthy young man asks Lord what else should he do apart from obeying to the Mosaic Law in order to be able to live eternally.
Christ invites him to give his belongings to the poor ones and follow Him. After he heard Christ’s advice, the young man felt sorry, because his heart was committed to his materials. Then the Lord told to His Disciples : “ again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is reach to enter the kingdom of God..”
Moreover, his Eminence underlined that everyone is invited to rethink his/her life, thinking, desires, selfishness and see what God truly asks.
What is the thing missing from humans in order to communicate lovingly with Christ? If someone checks him /herself honestly, then the road or eternity is opened in front of his/her eyes.
By the end of the Divine Liturgy, the Bishop of Corfu did the Sanctification Service in the spiritual centre of the parish.
Having thanked from the bottom of his heart father Elias Lessis and his partners, the Bishop pointed out that since ancient times, next to the churches, there were small buildings where the faithful ones met, apart from the Divine Liturgy.