If man, little by little, starts to understand what is going on with him, takes the decision to stand humbly before God and tries to muster enough courage to trustfully rest in the hands of God, God will find the way to get into man’s “dark basement”, into his own dark and harsh soul and to transform his being and make him a true man, a true Christian.
Let’s take the worst-case scenario: someone realizes that there is no human being worse than him. Why don’t you make the best out of a bad situation? What was done is over and done with and can’t be fixed. End of story. Make the best out of it. And the good thing is that you can turn all this into humility.
Everything can be transformed into salvation, if you have a good thought, if you have the right frame of mind.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017