Elder Paisios the Saint of our hearts, +1994
AUSTRALIA & ST PAISIOS OF MY HEART
A woman from the Island of Cyprus went to Thessaloniki, Greece to reverence the grave of the Elder Paisios. As she knelt at the grave she slipped and fell forward and put her arm out to support herself. When she went back to the hotel, she noticed that there was some dirt stuck to her elbow from her fall at the grave of the Elder Paisios. She was very happy to see this for she thought it was a blessing in surprise to have this dirt from the grave of the Elder Paisios. She gathered it together and she placed it in a container that she brought with her. She then went to bed. When she woke up in the morning she saw that a rose had sprouted from the sand she had placed in the container. The question arose in her mind was who planted the rose and who watered it and how would it sprout so fast?
God allows these things to happen during this age of disbelief and estrangement from God so that we can find our way back to His loving Grace. It is for this reason that I urge you to take the issue of the salvation of your souls seriously. Life is very fleeting. It is like a dream. All of us in good time will be called home to eternal life. We live in this world only as guests. Life here is like going on a trip for ten or fifteen days and when the trip is over we return to our homes. This is the way our lives are. Every person will leave from this life for eternity in the good time that God has prepared for each and every one of us. All followers of Jesus Christ are very blessed when they think of their lives here in the world in these terms.
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