St Basil The Great: God’s Providence

“Do not say, “this happened by chance, while this came to be of itself.” In all that exists there is nothing disorderly, nothing indefinite, nothing without purpose, nothing by chance … How many hairs are on your head? God will not forget one of them. Do you see how nothing, even the smallest thing, escapes…

St John of Kronstadt: Only Christ Keeps Me Alive

“I know of my spiritual poverty, my own nothingness without faith. I am so weak, that it is only by Christ’s name that I live and obtain peace, that I rejoice and my heart expands, whilst without Him I am spiritually dead, I am troubled, and my heart is oppressed; without the Lord’s Cross I…

St. Ieronymos of Aegina: Entrust Our Life To God

“Let us entrust our life to God, and may it be done as He wishes. Whatever the outcome may be for us, that’s the one that is for our good. For God does not want the perdition of man, but his salvation. There is no need for despair, rather we should have courage and hope…

St John of Kronstadt: Why did the Lord give me life?

“Why did the Lord give me life? So that I would turn with my whole heart to God, for my purification and correction. Remember this and correct yourself. Why does the Lord add day after day, year after year to our existence? So that we would gradually tear away and cast aside the evil from…