BROTHERS and SISTERS, rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your meekness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any virtue and if there is anything worthy of praise, let these things take up your thoughts. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
For last year's short reflection, click here.
Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey - your friendly Singac priest