I have begun to read Wounded by Love
by Elder Porphyrios;
Here is a sample of this book...
In the beginning of this book,
he narrates how his father taught him verses to the Theotokos
and how he prayed to her desperately
when a small child,
so that he could go to the Holy Mountain.
We are so blessed to have such books in English now.
It was recommended to me as a gentle book...
Let us pray for those in Texas who are reeling from the loss
of a priest,
I have seen first hand the emotional devastation
when one's spiritual father dies and the sense of being
at a loss, of being orphaned.
I have seen how these orphaned can still ask the advice and prayers
of their fathers
who have gone from life to life.
Let us pray for them whose loss is so new to them now...
In other, smaller, news...
The Lord is merciful in so many ways.
Today I was given free chocolate croissants and tomato soup
that could not be used tomorrow as they would be
'a day old.'
I felt so blessed.