Minute: 18:30 to 20:20
“You’re pressure is trying to point to something. So many in my life the reason that I was under pressure is because I was full of pride. He said, “We have this power, this treasure in earthen vessels”, or vessels of clay. An ordinary vessel and it’s an extra ordinary power. And so I am an ordinary person with an extra ordinary promise of the presence of God. But sometimes I get confused and I forget that I am just the pot, I am not the power. And sometimes I get so burdened because I put the weight of the world on my shoulders and carry a cross that I am not strong to carry, that has already been carried for me. So I am under pressure sometimes because I am full of pride. And sometimes not all the time, pressure comes into your life not because of what you’re handling but because of how you’re handling it: you forgot your source (Jesus) and you lose strength. Pressure, pressure sometimes points to pride in your life“.
- A similar sermon in Arabic shot in an Egyptian Coptic Church