Orthodox Thought for the Day


Saturday, March 14, 2015

On sorrows and persecutions

“Sorrows and persecutions drive us to turn to God.  It seems, humanly speaking, there is no hope, and we are persecuted, so we must seek salvation from God.  If it were not for sorrows, we would probably not have turned to God.  One should not be afraid of this.”  When he was asked what those currently experiencing various hardships should do, he replied: “Turn to God more zealously and be humble before the will of God. Be drawn to God alone.”  

Metropolitan Sergius of Ternopil and Kremenets (Ukrainian Orthodox Church)

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