Thursday, September 9, 2021

Elder Symeon Kragiopoulos on the Nativity of the Theotokos: "The heavier the burdens we’ve got to lift in this world, the greater God’s blessing will be..."

The Nativity of the Theotokos (source)
   

The heavier the burdens we’ve got to lift in this world, the greater God’s blessing will be, as was the case of saint Anna who, though infertile, brought the Virgin Mary into the world.

Something similar will happen to each one of us, if we don’t despair and if we take this difficult and unbearable burden as special grace from God. Indeed, that’s the way things are. So great will the blessing from God be that man will remain in wonder.

To get to this point, man shouldn’t grumble. On the contrary, let us allow this unbearable cross, this unbearable shame we have to carry be the reason we refuse to grumble. Let it be the reason why we learn to feel gratitude to God. Let it be the reason we cry out to God with all our might, the reason we entrust ourselves to God and indeed expect for His blessing, His grace, His love to come. 

Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)

From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017

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Most-holy Theotokos, save us!

4 comments:

Administrator Mântuirea said...

God bless!
If you want, i invite you to a prayer group. I have a site simillar to yours, it's mantuireaorg.blogspot.com From the main menu in the left corner, you can translate any post, in any language. We are the Orthodox Christians from Romania, and we will start on October 1st a prayer group, by reading the Book of Psalms. The Book of Psalms has 20 "chapters", we will read 1 chapter daily, until January 8. So we will read it 5 times.

We are doing this because we pray that God should stop this "covid"-lie, the comming of antichrist, and the 666 vaccine. We know Greece suffers enormous, because many priests and bishops make propaganda to this satanic vaccine, so we invite you, if you want, to pray with us.
If you are interested, please read more at: https://mantuireaorg.blogspot.com/2021/09/candela-de-rugaciune.html
You can translate that link from main menu.
Thank you.

Xristina said...

Thank you for this beautiful post, it provides me with so much strength. God is great. Lord have mercy.

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