Let us learn this one thing only: to take things positively. Man certainly sinned, but the Lord came and died for him. So, the time of this life is granted to us for our salvation, not our condemnation. Sinners though we may be, let us take things only positively no matter what happens. And let us move on with courage, boldness, and trust, day by day more and more, towards the salvation of our soul, towards paradise.
Do we wish to follow Christ the way He decides to lead us, no matter what the cost? If so, from this point onwards let us not say a word. Let us follow Christ, do His will every step of the way and let us set human doings and reasoning aside.
God sees what would be to the benefit of the soul. And if He sees that your soul will be harmed by being given something you’ve been asking for, He won’t give it to you.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
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