Faith is one thing and trust is another

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We all believe in the existence of the Triune God. We all believe that Christ descended on earth, He was born from the Most Holy Virgin Mary and incarnated Himself, made Himself man for our salvation to take us out of the hell and open the heaven for us. The selfless love of Christ for the man is so big that He came to sacrifice Himself for us, so that our sins may be forgiven and for killing death. And to thank Him we slashed Him, we humiliated Him and in the end we gave Him the deadly blow, the Crucifixion, death. And after three days He resurrected!

Since we know the truth, why don`t we follow it ? Christ told us: `  But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. [1].

When it is necessary to be built the Body of the Church, our God makes us prophets, teachers, apostles and gives us those gifts which we need but not for our satisfaction, only for the benefit of our brothers.

We must not forget the word of Christ:

`I am the Light of the World and who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, will have the Light of life.`[2]

We who are baptized Orthodox believe in the existence of Christ and in everything He teaches us. Our mistake is only one: we don`t entrust ourselves to Him. And what`s the reason? We took His place, we became earthly gods and the result is that we suffer, we are unhappy, we are overwhelmed by madness and we come to suicide ourselves.

But although spiritual exhaustion kills us, we don`t take the decision to entrust ourselves in the care of that One Who can solve any of our problems and give us the greatness of love and happiness. And all these because we overestimated our power with our so-called erudition and we leveled everything, with the devastating consequence of the perdition of our soul.

Have we ever wondered how God wants us to be ? As nobody would like his wife to have relations with another man, God doesn`t want us to have any relation with the devil. God gave us life, He gave us the sky, the sun, the moon, the stars, the day and the night, the fertile land, the sea, everything. And what did the devil give us?

Let us meditate what and where our interest is and to give to each one of them the due place. Love, faith, trust, all these go together, three in one. That is why they have so much power. If we separate these powers, destruction comes over our soul and our life. In fact this is what we`ve found.

We`ve been watching for so many years the decadence of our homeland and unfortunately we don`t do anything to stop it. Those guilty of this destruction left us free the abortions, imposed to us the instant divorce, promoted the civil wedding, destroyed our culture, our family, giving us the plastic money, the bank cards and in this way we became arrogant with borrowed money. And all these with only one purpose: to forget about God.

[1] see Luke 21, 14-15.

[2] John 8, 12.

Excerpt from the book Listen to me! by nun Porphyria, published by Evanghelismos.