Pain is a bad thing, but behind it, behind the suffering and the test lies the blessing of God, the rebirth and the refashion of man and of family. Almost everyone owes their return to this aspect. Behind any trial there is God’s will and of course at that time we cannot see the benefit, but in time we will be able to see it. We have so many examples in this regard!
When your children will say “Holy God” they will hear the chants of the angels, who were once seen by a child in Constantinople in the time of the patriarch Proclus. When they will read “It is truly right to bless you, o, Theotokos”, they will find themselves in a poor cell on Mount Athos, where the prayer was first said by the Angel Gabriel; and when they will read the Evening Prayers, children will remember about the great John Chrysostom.
Love is not genetically transmitted from your ancestors such as beauty, eye colour, strength and talent are. It cannot be inherited as the fortune of your rich uncle. I cannot be bought with money, on the contrary, richness is a huge drawback for love, because often, rich people are loved for what they have and not for what they are. Love can be achieved only through personal effort. It can also be received as a gift, but unless appreciated this gift will be soon taken from us.