Thursday 5 March 2009

To Seek out for the lost sheep

In a world where religion is almost becoming a fashion statement it’s a wonder how Orthodox Christians find the time to attend church and pray to our lord Jesus Christ and our mother dengel Mariam every Sunday. Contemporary lifestyle is truly and silently suppressing our society little by little. Many youngsters are forgetting the Tewahido Orthodox way of live and are getting close to becoming the lost sheep looking elsewhere for answer as opposed to seeking to know what is already prepared for them in our beloved church. Some may be lost because of curiosity but more are lost because of ignorance, which makes them an easy target to fall under the trap of the non-believers. The Orthodox Church still stands the strongest and oldest church and the only true church given to us by our forefathers who died for her in times of suffering so that we may not lose the true way of life and pass the secrets of the church to generation still to come. ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?’ (Luke 15:4). For the sake of that lost sheep the shepherd came to her rescue and give salvation. Christ also said ‘there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.’(Luke 15:7).