Icon of Great Martyr Barbara ~ shared by Anastasia
There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. ~ 1 Samuel 2:2
When the twig on which it is perching breaks, the little bird, without being alarmed, opens its wings and flies away. Likewise, when the support under our feet collapses, Faith and Hope in God give us the strength and joy to fly away ~ Gerontissa (Elder) Gavrilia
Illness always brings spiritual experiences to the person who is ready to grasp their meaning. ~ Gerontissa Gavrilia
Once my mind “un-fuzzed” enough from COVID last month, I recuperated outside under the glorious sunshine amid fragrant patio flowers… and read this amazing book.
If you have an opportunity to borrow or buy The Ascetic of Love, DO! It’s such an uplifting, and spiritually practical book, by Nun Gavrilia.
I highly recommend it!!! Yes. Three exclamation marks! (But, if buying online, look for an Orthodox Christian book distributor, otherwise Amazon etc. charges about 4 x the paperback amount.)
The Holy Prophet Samuel says… there is no other rock than our God. Indeed. So, when those other twigs in our life bend and snap (as they do and will)… May we be mindful enough to immediately embrace the Divine Action Plan, and joyfully fly away (unalarmed)… laying all our cares and burdens directly at the dear Lord’s Feet!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
With love and gratitude in Christ.