Source: St. Elisabeth Convent
The Orthodox Christians have the Nativity Fast from November 28 to January 6. Fasting is voluntary. However, people are terrified and think, “How can I read all prayers and abstain from food when my health is so poor?” The person does not trust God...
How much time do we have? Not much. Therefore, we should use it rationally. We cannot waste it on trifles. One can become holy in any place. Who makes it impossible for us? God is everywhere. Wherever there is God, there is goodness. We all are sinners but we all can become saints.
We should get off the earth. It does not mean that we should stop paying attention to what happens to us and around us. No, but we should not pay attention to the temporary and vanishing things, and seek for the everlasting and authentic things instead. We should look for the only thing we need. The Lord says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33).
Nov. 27, 2013