Limits – DM#4

Armodoxy for Today

Daily Message #4: Limits

Jesus was often criticized by people who knew the law and commandments better than most.  They themselves understood their prowess and had convinced others of it as well. Mark the Evangelist recalls that some “teachers of the law” were accusing Jesus of blasphemy because he dared to forgive sins. “Who can forgive sins but God alone?” they reasoned.

Jesus turned the question on them. “Which is easier,” he asked them, “To say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk?’”  Jesus went beyond the standards that others imposed on him and when it came to loving others, he refused to limit himself. (Mark 2:6-12)

Often, we find ourselves trapped and confounded with our circumstances. We contemplate braking out of our confinement, but that contemplation takes the form of over analysis, leading to paralysis. All that’s necessary is to extend ourselves, to poke out of our confinement and discover a world out there we never knew existed.”

The power of Armodoxy has been tested in a land and with a people who did not live by limits imposed on them by others, rather they tapped into the limitless potential that comes from God.

A prayers from St. Nersess Shnorhali,

Fountain of immortality, make the tears of repentance flow from my heart, like that of the adulterous that I may wash away the sins of my soul. Have mercy on me, a great sinner. Amen.

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