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I want to stop on one topic. There is a soul of a man and there is a soul of our Motherland Ukraine. We all form one big soul of Ukraine. What is the soul of our Ukraine? It is our Orthodox faith, our history, traditions, mode of life, which people have been keeping since Cucuteni-Trypillian civilizationя...
We have heard in the Gospel: “For whoever would save his life[d] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.” And every time I hear this I think about a little seed. It ruins. When it is planted into the ground it starts to ruin. But a little sprout comes out of that seed and it is very little in comparison with that seed. It grows and gives the life to a new, big and beautiful plan...
34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
35 For whoever would save his life[d] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.
36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
37 For what can a man give in return for his soul?
38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.