In order to find the right spiritual father we must start first to pray to God according to the words of the Holy Apostle: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.`. (Matthew 7,7).
The sincere and insistent prayer will bring not only an answer to your heart, but also spiritual fruit, faith, enlightening to your mind, steadiness so that you may feel and be convinced by the fact that the work of the Holy Spirit is found in any priest.
The spiritual father is like a doctor of souls to whom you can appeal but your faith is the one which becomes active, healing so that you may get the spiritual sight. According to the words of the Saviour, Your faith has made you whole.` (Luke 17, 19), the sick receives healing and answer according to his faith.
Therefore it is very important in our search for a spiritual father to increase our faith and be sincere in this wish to find our healing. Most often we choose the spiritual father subjectively according to our opinion and entrusting ourselves to the man and not to Christ. Who goes to confess takes part at the holy sacrament of confession at a union with Christ, put your trust in God before Whom you go to confess and not in the limitation of the man. Do not forget that the power of God is perfected in weakness. (Corinthians 12, 9).
That is why I recommend you to go with faith and hope to the priest from the parish where you live. It is very important to be very close to this one for counsel and dialogue. Thus for your faith you will have the joy to receive the answers you are looking for.
Pr. prof. Constantin – Bogdan Feștilă