We can’t expect to see the light of God unless we are seized by the reality that God exists, that ev- erything is His and that we are His little creatures; therefore, our whole life has to depend on God, has to be illuminated and fed by Him. In other words, we have to let God breathe into our lives.
There are two good things that come out by saying the prayer “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me”. The first one is that, as you cry out, you put yourself in the hands of God. The second is that, once you ask for the mercy of God, it starts to act, little by little it transforms your soul, and it changes your life.
The Lord says to you: “Show faith, show trust”. Let’s say, for example, that you have patiently en- dured much yet, nothing has happened. Never mind, start to endure again there and then.You receive the command from Christ, but you also receive strength. That’s a truth. Here is the whole secret of spiritual life.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017
Show faith, show trust