Before Giving You Your Cross, God Measured Your Courage

 

Before sending you your cross to bear, God has measured it with His beautiful and gentle eyes, with his divine reason, checked it with His tender hands so that it will not be heavier than you can carry.

“Before sending you your cross to bear, God has measured it with His beautiful and gentle eyes, with his divine reason, checked it with His tender hands so that it will not be heavier than you can carry. And after He measured your courage, He blessed it and put it on your shoulders. So you are able to carry it! Hold well on it and climb the mount of Golgotha towards Resurrection!

Holy Hierarch Nectarios of Aegina

Fragment of the conference hold by Reverend Macarios: Fast – connection of God and your heart