(Due to his heavy work load, Dr. Nassif is suspending his podcast, with our gratitude for all his effort and insights.) In this closing rebroadcast, St. Symeon the New Theologian speaks of the need for justice, mercy and faithfulness to God.
Religious but lost—that’s what some of the Pharisees were in Jesus’ day. They observed all the outward rules and regulations of their religion, but missed the very heart of the Mosaic Law. They meticulously went through all their rituals, but had no real relationship with God. There was outward obedience to rules, but all the time they were internally rebellious against the Lord. There was no love in their hearts. They were religious, but lost. In Matthew…