Desire that your will not be done, because Christ also said: “not as I will, but as You will; Thy will be done”.
We are alone; Look how many Saints we have near us! As soon as we invoke them, they come; but we do not invoke them, that is why we feel lonely.
…Hang onto Christ’s neck, take His hand, so that He can comfort you. There put all the weight, for if you lean entirely on me, you will sometimes see me fall into some error and you will be scandalized and despair, whereas when you lean on Christ, you will find comfort and what you feel will reflect on the Proconsuls . Desire to be shamed and despised, so that Christ may love you.
The more we call Him Christ, the closer He comes to us and graces us. When one constantly calls out the name of Christ, one discerns even the smallest child; sometimes he is harmed, sometimes he grieves for Christ.
Let us ask Christ very much to give us illumination and awareness, so that we can understand what pleases Him and do it. When we are attentive and prayerful, everything will be given to us by Christ…
… Whoever calls out the name of God, God does not let him despair. That’s why violence in the “wish”…
From the book: “Words of the Heart – Elder Makrina Vassopoulou”