In our lives as Christians, kindness and compassion are essential. But these days, they are in extremely short supply. I wish with all my heart that we had an abundance of these virtues. We need them to reach out to everyone, even to those who are not our friends, or do not share our views. We rely on them to remain sympathetic and not to become embittered. They protect us from the spirit of division that reigns in this world and wields its power over many people. Hopefully, we can all transform ourselves mentally and spiritually to let the love of God enter our hearts and souls.
For love is our only weapon against the spirit of hostility, which is even easier to catch than the Coronavirus. We can fight off the virus by wearing a mask and keeping our distance, but to keep at bay the spirit of hostility is much harder, as it attacks us from afar. Just a single thought, suspicion or mood can land us straight into the hands of our enemy.
So let us work hard to fill our hearts with the spirit of love.
Priest Sergius Nezhbort
Translated by Yulia Simm
We are all treading along our life path; it is a journey that we will have to follow through to the end, every footstep of it. We should be careful not to take the wrong turn as we are progressing since every false step can cost us very dearly.
The people who do not know God will live different lives, which may even be quite exciting and filled with all sorts of pleasures. Their life journeys, however, will have the same endpoint – being buried in a grave and falling into oblivion.