4 Yea, even if I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will not be afraid of evils: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, these have comforted me. (Psalm of David 22)
Lord, Thou only knowest what I need;(Prayer of Patriarch Paul of Serbia)
After the devil’s cataclysm, God’s sunshine will appear. St.Paisios of the Holy Mountain
St.Paisios of the Holy Mountain
We have to pray a lot, and with pain in our hearts, so that God will intervene: our times are very hard to understand. A lot of ash, rubbish, and indifference has accumulated, and a strong wind will be needed to blow it all away.
It’s frightening! The Tower of Babel is upon us! Divine intervention is needed: Great upheavals are happening. What a bedlam! The minds of whole nations are in confusion. But in spite of the ferment I feel a certain consolation inside, a certain confidence. God still dwells in a part of the Christians. God’s people, people of prayer, still remain, and God in his all-goodness still tolerates us and will put everything in order. Don’t be afraid! We’ve gone through many storms, and still haven’t perished. So should we be afraid of the storm which is now gathering? We’ll not perish this time either”
God loves us. In Man there’s a hidden power which comes out when necessary. The difficult years will be few. Just a lot of thunder.
Don’t get upset in the least, for God is above everything. He rules everyone and will bring all to the defendant’s bench to answer for what they’ve done, according to which each will receive his just desserts from God. Those who’ve in some way helped the cause of good will be rewarded, and those who do evil will be punished. God will put everyone in their place in the end, but each of us will answer for what they did in these difficult years, both in prayer and in deeds.
The spirit of lukewarmness reigns…Today’s generation is the generation of indifference. There are no warriorsWe have to witness our faith with boldness, because if we continue to be silent we’ll have to answer in the end.In these difficult days each must do what’s in their power. And leave what’s out of their power to the will of God. In this way our conscience will be clear…If Christians don’t begin to witness their faith, to resist evil, then the destroyers will become even more insolent.