My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.
A NOTE TO A SPIRITUAL CHILD IN ANGUISH
by little city hermit
You are not alone
Genesis 50:20: "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive."
1 Samuel 16:7: "For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
Note to a spiritual child:
You are not alone!
You have the Holy Spirit from your Chrismation, You have your Guardian Angel from your Baptism. You have your Patron Saint to pray for you, You have the Mother of God to protect you. You have the prayers of the faithful at the Proskomede.
You have the mercy of Christ to forgive you at Confession, You have the grace of Holy Scripture to comfort and assist you. You have the teachings of the Holy Fathers and Mothers to guide you. You have your Father in Heaven Who cares for you and Who will save you. Do not say you are alone!
But beware, you do have someone else - the adversary (Satan) who will try to convince you that you are alone, isolated, separated; do not listen to him or entertain his presence.
Saint Cyprian of Carthage wrote, "Everyone falls alone, but we are being saved in the community."
"Glory Be To GOD For All Things!" -- Saint John Chrysostom
With sincere agape in His Holy Diakonia,
The sinner and unworthy servant of God