The poor women were in deep sorrow for all their men were aggressive and alcoholics… So, I gave them a bottle with holy water.
Somewhere, here in Transylvania, a priest had been reported to the local Bishop that he was doing some spells to the women in his village, so that their husbands will stop beating them. The Bishop came and asked the father what did he do and why people reported him. And the priest said: “What was I supposed to do, the poor women were in deep sorrow for all their men were aggressive and alcoholics… So, I gave them a bottle with holy water and I told them: when your husband comes home you shall take a sip of holy water and hold it in your mouth until your husband falls asleep. And thus, they avoided trouble because they couldn’t open their mouth and argue… If you have swallowed it, take another sip because it will lose its effect….”
When you wish to do yourself justice, imagine that you take a sip from that holy water and remain in silence and pray. Stay there and don’t do anything and see what the Lord will do with you… You will discover deep and beautiful perspectives, unthinkable by human mind that is trapped in irresolvable conflicts…
You will feel the joy of God.
(Monahia Siluana Vlad, Deschide Cerul cu lucrul mărunt, Editura Doxologia, Iași, 2013, p. 26)