Today in the new year there are so many things that people can do. With the nonsense of worrying about the Presidency and all the Covid stuff and the vaccine it would be good for everyone to take a break and just breathe. Like last year everyone had the time to do what they always wanted to do but never had the time to do so. For that was writing my first book. I am very much an optimist and I would like everyone else to be so as well. This new year brings us hope. A hope that we can be much more clear with ourselves as to what is really happening in the world today.
We have a vaccine that is being pushed as the savior of our lives and the ability to go back to “Normal”. Of course, there wasn’t really a normal to begin with, everything in the last four or five years has been abnormal. Who would have thunk it that a person in a political seat could cause so much without even really doing anything. We all know what really runs this world and it ain’t no random dude who gets elected to the presidency. With that in mind I would like to draw attention to what people should be doing this year. PRAYER!!!! Probably the most important thing anyone can do in these crazy times is to pray and have faith that this will all end soon and we will be truly at peace. I know that the Churches around the world are requiring a face diaper but that can be avoided by just talking with your Priest, and Bishops. By doing so with a good heart and prayer beforehand we can help our fellow Christians see what’s wrong with the way things are going. I think personally most of this process is handling itself, I say this because the Churches in Greece chose to disobey the mandate to shut down services and open up for Theophany and said they would cover any fees. https://orthochristian.com/136579.html
All of this is wonderful news and should be celebrated. As we look to the future we can see that there will still be a struggle, but that is just the way of things. The struggle is good for us, it allows us to overcome things.
In the coming weeks we should be gladdened by the ability for us to be able to attend Church. For those who still can’t we need to pray for them and pray for those who are choosing not to attend for fear of contracting a virus that has the highest survival rate of any “world pandemic” ever. If you do feel as though you are ill then get ahold of Holy Water, “Drink Holy Water as often as possible. It’s the best and most effective medicine. I say this not as a bishop, but as a doctor, from my experience in medicine.” St Luke of Simferopol. The words of Saints are never wrong and we need to read them more often as well as the Scripture. Be mindful of the things that are out there and be very careful because anything can happen. Do not be scared of everything but walk with caution and pray.
O Lord Almighty, healer of our souls and bodies, Who putteth down and raiseth up, Who chastiseth and health also; now, in Thy great mercy, visit our brothers and sisters who are sick. Stretch forth Thy hand that is full of healing and health, and raise them up, and cure them of their illness. Put away from them the spirit of disease and of every malady, pain and fever to which they are bound. And if they have sins and transgressions, grant to them remission and forgiveness, for Thou lovest humankind. Yea, O Lord my God, have pity on Thy creation, through the compassions of Thine only-begotten Son, together with Thine all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, with whom Thou art blessed, both now and ever, and to ages of ages.