Archbishop in Ukraine says "Today I would like to sincerely thank all those who support our people..."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ!
Today is Monday, April 18, 2022, and the Ukrainian people are already experiencing the 54th day of nationwide resistance to the Russian occupiers who came to kill on our land… Ukraine stands. Ukraine is struggling. Ukraine prays and learns to win by drawing inspiration from God's power and light from God's law to build its future.
This is the day when the heroic Mariupol stands, which may be the center of attention and prayer of the whole world today. We ask the city of Maria to help Ukraine defend this heroic city.
Our prayers flow to God for Kharkiv, around which fierce battles are fought, for our Donetsk region, Luhansk region… We pray for Kherson region, for our Zaporizhia and for the south of Zaporizhia region. May God help Ukraine to resist and overcome evil.
Today I would like to reflect with you on the tenth commandment of God, which teaches us: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods." This last commandment of the Decalogue guards the purity of the human heart. It seems to summarize all the Ten Commandments and show where the root of the sinfulness of human actions comes from. This commandment of God directs our attention into the human heart. Because it is there, in the depths of our personality, that we cultivate certain intentions.
 Learning not to covet what belongs to my neighbor, learning to distinguish between my aspirations is the mainstay of a healthy Christian lifestyle. One day a young man told me, "I don't know what I want, but I want it." How important it is for a person to know what he aspires to in his life, how important it is to be able to distinguish between aspirations, to see which of them are real and which are inspired by an evil spirit! How important it is to understand that the most important desire of the human heart is the desire of God, His eternal life, immortality, which the Lord God gives to the person who believes in Him. When a person neglects this desire, he gets lost, he does not know what to strive for.
At one time, Patriarch Joseph taught his children: "Wish for the great!" He taught us not to exchange our aspirations for some small, low things. Saint Augustine says: "God, You created me for Yourself, and my heart is restless until it rests in You." If a person does not know how to strive for the Great, Eternal, True, God's, then his heart, eye becomes impure.
Our Kobzar, Taras Shevchenko, spoke of such an eye: "And this weary eye looks beyond the edge of the world, whether there is no country to seize and take home with him…". And Jesus Christ teaches that it is from the human heart that evil thoughts, impurity, plans to kill, and all other evil deeds come.
We ask the Lord God today to teach us to strive for the great and to comprehend the great. We see how evil, bear the eye of someone who wants to take the whole world home with him, is attacking Ukraine. Ukraine has never wanted someone else. We always wanted only our own. And today, defending the Motherland, we defend what can really give fullness of life to the human heart.
Today I would like to sincerely thank all those who support our people and Motherland in this pursuit of greatness, the pursuit of true truth, freedom and independence, the pursuit of the talents of their people in their God-given state.
Today we have good news. In the last 24 hours, more of its citizens have returned to Ukraine than left. We see that Ukraine is once again beginning to gather its children who seek to fulfill the greatest dreams of their hearts in their homeland.
I want to thank all the diplomatic missions, all the embassies that have returned to Kyiv in the last two weeks, all those who have the courage to support our country today to come to us and teach us and the world to strive for greatness.
God bless Ukraine! God bless our Ukrainian army! God bless the Ukrainian people! Bless the children of Ukraine and give them a beautiful, bright future in their native God-given land!
The blessing of the Lord be upon you, with His grace and love of man, always, now, and forever and ever. Amen.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Source: UGCC Channel