He’s with us

9 December 2020

When you have dealings with other people and you’re taking care of life’s necessities, try, at the same time, to think of God and to have the feeling that He’s with you and directing you in accordance with His holy will. Then you won’t be distracted from your inner task. Distraction is the first victory of the devil. Try to free yourself from everything your heart’s captive to and every distraction from your inner task. There’s only one way. Keep your prayer fixed on the Lord and the feeling of His presence.

Saint Theophan the Recluse