Love overcomes death

Saint Nikolai Velimirovici

 

I remember a girl, a disciple of mine, who during war was in Belgrad, after a bombardment. Everybody left a building that was burning. When she looked down – she was about 17 y.o – she saw an old woman who couldn’t get out of the building. Then the girl went inside, in the fire and never got back again.

It wasn’t about a duty, she simply couldn’t react in another way. If someone had asked her: Are you afraid of death? She might have answered: Of course I am. But seeing that woman who was dying in the fire she did not hesitate. She jumped to save that woman.