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Nov 23, 2022

St. John Chrysostom likens God to a compassionate mother raising her little child,

and training him to walk;

when she puts her hands underneath his little hands,

then she draws her hands away from him;

and when he falls down, and looks at her in admonishment,

she would carry him and kiss him;

but would repeat what she did again and again until he learns to walk properly....

That is what God, the Instructor of our souls, does, when He forsakes us for some moments during temptations,

to let us experience pain, to grow and become spiritually mature.

He would draw His hands from under our hands; yet His eyes would still be compassionate toward us;

and would keep on caring for our life, when we cry out to Him, saying:

“Do not forsake us utterly”.

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