Saint Paisios of Mount Athos
God allows a great shake. Difficult times are coming. We will be put to difficult tests… We shall take everything seriously and adopt a spiritual way of living. The context forces and will force us to live spiritually. And it is preferable to do it with joy and good will and not out of necessity. Many Saints would have wished to live in our times so they may achieve salvation.
For those of you who wish to have a child “by force!” Leave it to God, because he knows when the right time will come. Some people, even if their life is not very ordered from a spiritual point of view, “push” God to give them a child when they want. In His love, God gives them their desired child but with time they will see that, growing up, he becomes anxious because he inherited the passions of his parents, and they, themselves will fall into a greater state of anxiety, because they have conceived a child who resembles them in their passions, since they did not tried to purify themselves before asking for a child.