It was after midnight when in a discussion with the father, I asked him if the world can change in better, if it can defeat the demons. Because the demons exist and many times they act through people.
`My dear, the world can change, not that fast, but it can change. The education we received makes us notice very well the mistakes of those around us and to ignore our own.
Many organizations and people are implied in the identification and correction of the mistakes of the others, which is not bad, but it’s not enough. The efforts are enormous and various but in this way the world doesn’t change in better. It obviously changes in bad.
What’s to be done? If you want to change the world, begin with you, change yourself first. When you will be able to do this thing, you will succeed to change those around you, because they will take you as an example. When the people will aim to change themselves even their mere intention will be a sufficient reason
What’s to be done? If you want to change the world start with yourself. Change yourself. When you will succeed this, you will be able to change those around you, because they will take you as an example. When the people will aim to change themselves even their simple intention will be a sufficient reason so that in the world would take place visible changes, meaning to find mercy from God.
From all those read and heard I learnt that only a few people, only certain priests can chase away the demons. I asked the father why they are so few in comparison with the evil found in the whole world.
`Do you want to be one of those who take the demons out of other people?` the father asked my unexpectedly. I answered that I haven’t thought about that possibility but it would have been interesting to have such a gift. `But it’s so easy` he said, `first take out the demons from yourself, chase away those who are haunting you then you will be able to take out the demons from other people, you will receive this gift.` Nothing can be obtained without effort. Without toil you will remain only with a multitude of questions without answer.
Easy to say, hard to be done. The most difficult fight is that one you have with your own demons who rummage through your thoughts and engrain in you the seeds of doubt and despair.
Excerpt from the book Down to earth,author Ionuț Riteș.