Father Peter discusses the question, what is critical for our salvation? Christ tells the rich lawyer who has fulfilled all the obligations of the law externally to go and sell his possessions: which fills the man's heart with sorrow, such was his passion for his riches.
Why does Christ make such a dramatic statement -
Father Nicholas delivers a sermon on the gospel reading by Luke (13:10-17) where Jesus heals a woman who was crippled for 18 years. Christ addresses the woman, using the Word of Love and creates a miracle.
Words can also have destructive power, as embodied in this gospel reading by the ruler of the synagogue.
An icon is a window into eternity, and so is the word of God. One word opens up eternity. The word of God is God Himself and it is Love.