God appreciates diligence more than the result

 

Everything is appreciated by God in his divine way, not in a humanly way, because God does not offer rewards for our acts but for the effort.

To God it doesn’t matter the quantity but diligence, because in one way or another we all make efforts. If you try to pray but you don’t do it well God appreciates your effort.

If you try to help someone but you have very little to offer, God appreciates your gift. If you fast, God appreciates it even if sometimes you don’t manage to fast every day. Everything is appreciated by God in his divine way, not in a humanly way, because God does not offer rewards for our acts but for the effort.

We often see that a man who makes less effort receives a greater spiritual reward and a man who makes a greater effort receives a small reward, because God knows our heart better than we do.

(Translated from Părintele Cheorghe Calciu, Cuvinte vii, Ediţie îngrijită la Mănăstirea Diaconeşti, Editura Bonifaciu, 2009, p. 65)

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