St John Maximovich: The Sunflower

“We have often noticed that the sunflower is a kind of wonder of nature. It constantly moves to face the sun, turning during the course of the day from the east to the west. At night, because of its exclusive love for the sun, it gathers together its petals and closes”. O Christian! Remember this once and for all: even on cloudy days the sunflower continues to follow the sun in its focused love, even though it cannot see the sun. The Sun that illumines our life’s path is the will of God. It does not always shine on us without clouds; often, clear days are followed by overcast days when rains, winds and storms arise. No Christian is safe from these phenomena, these changes in spiritual weather. May our love for the Sun, the will of God, be as strong as the sunflower’s, so that even in days of hardship and sorrow we will continue to sail unerringly along the sea of life, following the directions of the barometer and compass of God’s will that leads us to the safe haven of eternity.” – St John Maximovich

"May our love for the Sun, the will of God, be as strong as the sunflower's, so that even in days of hardship and sorrow we will continue to sail unerringly along the sea of life..." - St John Maximovitch

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