A mother can be tricked into doing something that her child can do but doesn’t want to; God, however, will never be tricked. We complain, as we see our inferiority and no progress in spiritual life. But are we perhaps waiting for God to do something for us that is actually our own duty? Is there a possibility that we are waiting for God to take the steps that need to be taken by us? A possibility that we’re waiting for God to do those things that are really to be done by us?
The Panagia’s heart is open and ready to offer everything to us. But when we ask for things that we may be able to do, no matter how much we wail, no matter how full of love her heart is, no matter how much she wants to benefit man, she won’t hear us. That’s why a lot of prayers go to waste; they are completely infertile, sterile, like they never exit our mouths, and it’s as if God and the Panaghia don’t hear them.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017