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God’s judgements

God’s judgements

 

Many times we try to understand why something happens in our lives, usually something that produces a lot of pain. Then we ask the Lord, “Why did you let this happen?” or “Why me?”. Well, the same question was asked once by Saint Antony the Great to our Lord. Specifically, he asked Him. “Lord, why some people die young and others when are very old? Why some people are poor and others rich? Why very sinful people become very rich and people that live their lives close to You are poor?” At that time a voice was heard from above saying: “Antony, you should only worry and care for yourself and be watchful not to fall in sin. What you are asking are God’s judgements and it is not something that will be good for you to learn!”

EVERGETINOS, Proposition 17

 

In the Holy Mountain (Mount Athos), the Elders say the following: “When you try to understand God’s judgements is like you are trying to put the sea inside a glass. Better to take the glass and throw it in the sea!”

Personal Testimonies to Dr. Nick Stergiou

 

 

God’s judgements