Katerina, Seraphim, John Maximovich, Silouan and Father Sophrony of Essex intercede with Christ Our God; that our souls may be saved.
Monday, 5 January 2009
My hope ...
His eye is on the sparrow and He cares for you.
God does not 'keep an eye' on us, checking up on us with a big brother checklist, making sure we keep every one of the commandments! He watches out for and over us, and tries to lead us, guide us in the way of peace and harmony.
Most of the time, however, I drift along... only remembering I am not, and need not be, alone when I (or those I love) get into trouble!
Like a mother watches her children, and cares for them, so does God. Even going the extra mile... Actually coming to us as one of us; and, if we ask, within us, to make us like Him, giving us what we need to bring peace and harmony. However - This requires work on my part! I have to make my heart and mind a place of love, peace and harmony, by ejecting all thoughts that do not create that kind of response!
By this grace of God at work within me and my response to it (for that is what it is!) I pray eventually I too will say I AM... I AM no longer me, but we! I will have become who I am and meant to be and I will be at one with ALL.
It may be a big hope but my experience is "he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion" Philippians 1v6. Amen... Lord Have Mercy...
Married to Michael, happily!
Orthodox Christian Canine Carer, while owners go on their holidays.
Love all my family and friends wherever they are, in this life or the next.
Repentance is the key to happiness!