Father Seraphim Rose: Trials

“About your trials: most of them are natural parts of life, and God allows several of them to pile up because you are capable of bearing them. The numbness, which comes chiefly from exposure to politics in a sacred place where they do not belong, will pass. You must learn to suffer and bear—but do not view this as something “endless and dreary,” here you are wrong: God sends many consolations, and you will know them again. You must learn to find joy in the midst of increasing doses of sorrow; thus you can save your soul and help others.”

– Fr. Seraphim Rose (in a letter to a spiritual son who was suffering over his experience of politics in the Church),

"You must learn to suffer and bear—but do not view this as something “endless and dreary,” here you are wrong..." - Father Seraphim Rose

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