Mon. Nov 23rd, 2020

True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

Russian True Orthodox Church (RTOC)

One Quick Answer About Misfortunes that We Should Hear

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St. Isaac the Syrian tells us, "Take away the tribulations and no man will be saved"!

Dear ……,

God bless!

Our problem (which is actually “the world’s” problem) is that we think God thinks so lowly as we do.   People are thrilled by miracles and especially healings.  Miraculous healing is truly a spectacular gift from God and the New Testament is full of these.

However, in the New Testament, these miracles were performed by Christ to show to the Jews that He is truly God and the King of the Living and Dead.  And in our lives, these miracles occur when God sees that they contribute to our salvation.  How can we explain to worldly people that God isn’t interested in saving our leg, or our ears, or any other organ?  God is the One who wants all men to come to the knowledge of Him and be saved.   He desires the salvation of our soul!  “For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”  (1 Corinthians 2:16) St. Isaac the Syrian tells us, “Take away the tribulations and no man will be saved”!  Yes, our nature is one that needs trials in order for us to correct our spiritual state.  All medicines are bitter.  Spiritual medicines are even more bitter!  So yes, between you and I (and not for worldly people who cannot yet understand) we must say, “Glory to God for all things that are and that are not”.  We thank God for the misfortunes that happen to us and we thank God for the things we wanted but that He, in His infinite wisdom, did NOT give us.   

In Christ,

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