Prepare your soul for eternity, don’t leave it for tomorrow

 

Sit and wonder whether you loved justice and hated transgression as something ugly, pointless, that keeps you away from God and leads you into perdition.

Many of the Christian people don’t believe that eternity exists beyond time, and that beyond the limited seen world, there is an eternal unseen one. They don’t even think that their life on earth was given to them as a tool to achieve the highest need of mankind - the spiritual need - to fight the evil and defeat it, to achieve the incorruptible crown through love and faith into our Allgood Maker and by fulfilling his Word.

How pathetically vanish the non-believers and the foolish “free thinkers”! They should come into reason while there is still time! We need to work while it’s day. Night will come and nobody will be able to work (John 9.4). Sit and wonder whether you loved justice and hated transgression as something ugly, pointless, that keeps you away from God and leads you into perdition.

(Translated from Sfântul Ioan de KronstadtDespre tulburările lumii de astăzi, Editura Sophia, București, 2011, p. 64)