We're all sinners. But everyone can become a Saint. However, people are terrified and think, “How can I read all the prayers and abstain from food, attend all the liturgies, the feasts. Especially when my health is so poor, and my time is so short?” We do not trust God.
We should be aware of the fact that we need God because without Him we will fall prey to the devil. This is for real. We start to sin without God. The holy life, the divine life appears to be an intolerable burden. The Lord tells us, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). "My soul shall be joyful in my God."(Is.61:10).
The Lord invites everyone to the feast of faith.
The fasting days, and seasons, the worship, and everything that is and will be going on in the church aims at uniting us with God, at helping us to find God and get to love Him so much, get drawn to him to such an extent that we would acknowledge that we cannot do anything without God.
How much time do we have? Not much.
Therefore, we should use it rationally, wisely. We cannot waste it on trifles. One can become holy in any place. Who makes it impossible for us? God is everywhere. Wherever there is God, there is goodness. We all are sinners but we all can become saints.
We should get off the earth.
It does not mean that we should stop paying attention to what happens to us and around us. No, but we should not pay attention to the temporary and vanishing things, and seek for the everlasting and authentic things instead.
We should look for the only thing we need.
The Lord says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33).
Glory to Thee our God.
+ Glory to Thee for All Things! +
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