Regardless of what you are like, God wishes you to listen, understand and see the truth being revealed to you. The soul has to stay open, so that it may listen to God. What a loss if you didn’t pay any attention at a time when God spoke to you. We don’t know when He’ll visit you again.
We have set aside the major problem, which is sin, and occupy ourselves with everything else. We shouldn’t forget this. Let us repent and believe that the Lord forgives us through the sacrament of con– fession.
People are tormented by their problems, either imaginary or real. They’re tortured by them and ob- sess over them, whereas Christ can take care of all these problems. What the Lord will do about our problems, when and how He will sort them out is His business entirely. We put ourselves in His provi- dence unconditionally. That’s what pleases the Lord.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017