Anxiety and the future of the young people

 

Young people need to have faith in God in order to be in peace with themselves, because as a loving Father, He has the power to change things that humans cannot. They don’t have to hurry and take wrong decisions that will affect all their life.

Young people need to have faith in God in order to be in peace with themselves, because as a loving Father, He has the power to change things that humans cannot. They don’t have to hurry and take wrong decisions that will affect all their life. In order to succeed in their plans they need to look inside themselves and put things in order. First of all, they need to study and get a diploma, then to find a place where to work and when they are mature enough they should take the decision of building their own family or, got to monastery if they were made for this.

This is why I always tell students who have this sort of anxiety and cannot take a decision for what they want to do in life to continue their studies and do what their conscience will tell them. If they have a good inner disposition, they will understand which life is for them, in a monastery or in a family.

(Translated from Cuviosul Paisie Aghioritul, Viaţa de familie, Editura Evanghelismos, Bucuresti, 2003, p. 20)