Oct 13, 2021
+ I am your father, brother, bridegroom, house, clothing, root, foundation.
I am everything you wish; you stand in need of nothing.
I shall be your servant, for I came to serve, not to be served.
I am your friend, your member, your head, your brother, your sister, your mother, and all things. Only be my friend...
What more do you desire?
Why do you turn away Him who loves you?
Why do you labor for this world?
Why do you draw water in a leaky jar-for that is what toiling for the present life is?
Why do you comb wool into the fire?
Why do you beat the air ?
Why do you run in vain? Does not each art have its purpose?
This is clear to all. But you do not have a purpose.
Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity .
St. John Chrysostom