Orthodox Thought for the Day


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A manifestation of God's love for us

These afflictions from the Lord, Who watches over us, do not happen to the servants of God without benefit, but for a trial of true love toward the God Who created us.  For as the toils of the contests lead the athletes on to their crowns, so also the test, through tribulations, leads Christians on to perfection, if we receive, with appropriate patience, and in all gratitude, what is dispensed to us by the Lord.  All things are directed by the goodness of the Master. 

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