"Listening to people was one of her special ministries. She often said that in our days, we scarcely know how to listen to the other, for we usually prefer to listen to ourselves, to our own talking, even after we ask a question."
"I remember her saying, "What is the good of Obeying, if you do not love? What is the use of being a lifeless robot? What is important is to love."
"Because love, humility, patience are synonyms. I do not obey, I love. that is what she said."
page 127-129 ~ Mother Gavrilla, the ascetic of love
"Love for Christ is the foundation of our spiritual life. If we do not have this love, then we will be like pagans who approach their gods in order to receive some immediate need from them. ... A child reaches out for his own mother, because she loves him and because he loves the one who gave birth to him and carried him in her arms. Our prayer must be like this!" ~ Fr. Alexander Men page 116, Fr. Alexander Men An Inner Step Towards God
It's nearing 5 PM and I have not really taken any pictures today.
The day began quietly and I enjoyed the brief quiet.
Then my Husband brought me breakfast and then our
new help came, she's doing well, very conscientious and kind,
and cultured too...
I had ladies who came to clean and another lady assisted me
and braided my hair in a french braid!
I read online about a woman who broke her ankle and what she
did during it and one of the things was to braid her hair
and this has been working quite well for me!
I managed to write some letters,
watched a bit of A. G. on amazon prime again,
I find if I keep myself busy, I am not as aware of
discomfort, which I think works well.
Thanks again to everyone who is thinking of me,
praying for me and leaving such kind comments on my blog!
May God bless and help us all!
Prayer request for another again today - Joy's family is facing so
much struggle right now...please pray for them
Lord have mercy on us!