It is a great good to give oneself over to the Divine will. Then the Lord alone occupies the soul. No thought can enter in, and the soul prays undistracted to God and is full of love for God, even though the body may be suffering.
When the soul is entirely given over to the will of God, the Lord Himself takes her by the hand, and the soul learns directly from God; whereas, before, she turned to teachers and the Scriptures for instruction. But it rarely happens that the soul’s Teacher is the Lord Himself through the grace of the Holy Spirit, and few there be that know in this way, but only those who live according to God’s will.
Based on St. Silouan the Athonite
A hermit priest during Divine Lιturgy
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