Fortunate and unfortunate21 July 2020
How fortunate we Orthodox Christians are! What a God we have! Those who don’t know Him really deserve our sympathy. They don’t see the eternal light and, after death, wander in eternal darkness. We know this because the Holy Spirit, in the Church, informs the saints concerning what happens in heaven and in hell. How unfortunate these deluded people are. They can’t know what true joy is. Sometimes they enjoy themselves and laugh, but that laughter will be changed into mourning and lamentation. Christ is our joy. Through His Passion He inscribed us in the book of life. In the kingdom of heaven we will be with God eternally, we’ll see His glory and rejoice with Him. Our joy is the Holy Spirit. He is so sweet and pleasant and speaks to the soul about salvation.