Мысли на каждый день года по церковным чтениям из Слова Божия

Феофан Затворник


Господь укоряет фарисеев не за внешние, заведенные у них порядки и правила поведения, а за пристрастие к ним, за то, что они остановились на одном внешнем почитании Бога, не заботясь о том, что на сердце. Без внешнего нельзя. Самое высокое внутреннее требует внешнего как выражения и как облачения своего. На деле оно и не бывает никогда одно, а всегда в союзе с внешним; только в ложных теориях отделяют их. Но опять же очевидно, что одно внешнее — ничто; цена его от присутствия в нем внутреннего, так что коль скоро этого нет, то хоть и не будь. Между тем, мы падки на внешность и видимость, в которых воображается внутреннее и в которых оно принимает определенную форму до того, что исполнив внешнее мы остаемся покойны, не думая о том, бывает ли тут внутреннее или нет. А так как внутреннее труднее, чем внешнее, то очень натурально застрять на последнем, не простираясь к первому. Как же быть? Надо править собою, и иметь в виду внутреннее, всегда к нему напрягаться сквозь внешнее, и при внешнем считать дело делом только тогда, когда в нем внутреннее сочетается со внешним. Другого способа нет. Внимание к себе, трезвение и бодрствование — это единственные рычаги для поднятия дебелого и падкого на дольное естества нашего. Замечательно, у кого есть внутреннее, тот никогда внешнего не оставляет, хотя цены особенной ему не придает.

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Gal 4:5-28
Mar 6:54-7:8
to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."
So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?
You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!
I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.
As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you.
Even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.
What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them.
It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you.
My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,
how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!
Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says?
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.
His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.
Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.
But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
For it is written: "Be glad, O barren woman,  who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud,  you who have no labor pains; because more are the children of the desolate woman  than of her who has a husband."
Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus.
They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.
And wherever he went--into villages, towns or countryside--they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.
The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and
saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were "unclean," that is, unwashed.
(The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.
When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles. )
So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with 'unclean' hands?"
He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: " 'These people honor me with their lips,  but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;  their teachings are but rules taught by men.'
You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."

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