What a Christian should take care of is to ask for everything in his life to happen according to the will of God. The will of God is the commands of Christ. The commands of Christ are the will of God: both are identical. We should yearn in our hearts for the will of God and ask for it. That’s all that matters.
There is nobody standing on our way. Persistent- ly and with all the fervor of our hearts let us ask for God’s will to be done in our lives.
We may pray again and again in order to make our desire clear in the eyes of God, but in the end let us round up our prayer by saying this: “Yes, my Lord, whatever it is to be done, let it happen according to your will”. This is the way to find peace in our hearts.
Let us have gladness in our hearts in living ac- cording to God’s commands, in living according to the will of Christ, who died and was resurrected for the sake of men. Let us accept with great joy all that Christ offers and live the experience of receiving it.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017