Daily Reflection for July 5,2018

Amma Theodora said, “Let us strive to enter the narrow gate. Just as the trees, if they have not stood before the winter’s storms cannot bear fruit, so it is with us; this present age is a storm and it is only through many trials and temptations that we can obtain an inheritance in the kingdom of heaven.”

The created world can instruct us in the ways of God. In the midst of trials and temptations, let us be grounded in the “humus” of nature and be refreshed by its beauty.