Orthodox Thought for the Day


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give thanks in everything

We must learn how to live a heavenly life.  And that is not easy, because up until now we have led a life of resistance and opposition.  Take, for example, a family man who has a home and a family and who knows how to do his job well but is doing this job against his will.  That is how inner resistance builds up.  If we do not learn to rid ourselves of this inner resistance, we will not be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven and dwell among the angels and the saints.  For we have acquired the habit of always opposing one thing or another, as there is always something that is against our will.  We have not learned to be obedient to the will of God, but always want our will to be done.  Well, in that case, there will be no place for us in heaven. 

Therefore, let us be thankful to God for everything.  He knows why He has put us in the position where we find ourselves, and we will get the most out of it when we learn to be humble. 


We should always remember that whatever task we perform here in this life is for Him.  He gives it to us; whether we are believers or not, whether we are pious or not, we must carry out God’s plan. 

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