They drive him away

10 January 2023

Sorrow and dejection exist not to overwhelm us when someone we love dies or when we lose money or suffer some misfortune, but to help us in our spiritual struggle. Let’s be sad not over the sorrow or damage that someone causes us, but over our sins, with which we sadden God. Because our sins drive God far way from us but the sorrows we bear because of other people draw him to us as our protector.

Saint John Chrysostom