St John of Kronstadt: Journey Towards God

“When, on your journey towards God, you encounter obstacles, that is, doubt, disbelief, an unpleasant feeling towards someone, or, indeed, any other passion, don’t let it trouble you. Just remember that all of this is smoke from the enemy, which is dispersed by a wave of the hand of our Lord, Jesus Christ.” – St…

St Sergius of Radonezh: Spiritual Struggle

“If you want to serve God, prepare your heart not for food, not for drink, not for rest, not for ease, but for suffering, so that you may endure all temptations, trouble and sorrow. Prepare for severities, fasts, spiritual struggles and many afflictions, for ‘by many afflictions is it appointed to us to enter the…

St Luke of Simferopol: Happenings of Our Life

“Remember, my beloved child, that all of the happenings of our life are part of the utterly unknown economy of God. Now we do not understand their meaning, but later we will understand them. Now we sense that we are treated unjustly and cursed. Later we will understand that from everything we would have an…

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Our Purpose

“Every person has his mission on earth. Each leaf, each grass blade, each flower has a project to be fulfilled. We work, but God decides what will happen to our lives and how. And when we thank Him for our position, then everything works for us. There is nothing insignificant, everything is important” – Elder Thaddeus…

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Change Ourselves

“Our starting point is always wrong. Instead of beginning with ourselves, we always want to change others first and ourselves last. If everyone would begin first with themselves, then there would be peace all around!” – Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica