Do not despair, not be confident in yourself

It is God, Who is merciful and grants everyone what he needs, Who is blessing him when He gives him more than he needs; in doing so He shows the abundance of His love for men and teaches him to give thanks. When He does not grant him what he needs, He makes him compensate for the thing he needs through the working of the mind and teaches him patience.

So, do not despair, nor be confident in yourself.

Based on St. Dorotheos of Gaza

In this photo two monks in the garden of Vatopaidi are croping eggplants for their brotherhood

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