always deserve your self-worth. And you deserve it because you are a creature
of God, His creation. Because God loves you and the whole heaven watches over
you, takes care of you and gives you importance. Even if no one calls you on
the phone for a whole day, even if no one speaks to you, there is a
tremendous power inside you. You have value and personality. You are a unique
being and there is no one like you anywhere on earth. No one is like you, no
one has your traits, your gifts and talents, but on the other hand, no one
has your problems, your peculiarities and your character in general. You are
who you are and you have your own value. Jesus loves you and gives you
importance. He wants to strengthen you.
How can this be done? With all the ups and downs. One moment you feel that
you have Christ and the next you feel you are losing Him. He comes and goes.
This is exactly what His disciples felt after the Resurrection, when,
desperate and lost in their thoughts, they were walking towards Emmaus. As
soon as they had just started feeling their heart aflame for Him, He had
shared the bread with them, but as soon as they had started understanding the
Lord, He once more went away from them. Why? To make them stronger. He only
left a sweet sensation in their soul, warmth, faith and power. To make them
believe, to touch and to feel the invisible as present. To make them feel
that they hold the One who goes away but leaves behind Him His fragrance, His
sweetness, His zeal and the yearning for Him.
Christ wants us to love Him, but without having the feeling of certainty
that we hold Him. He does not want to give us certainty, but leaves us
suspended where we can experience the most exciting flights; make the most
beautiful patterns in the sky of His love, and in the sea of life where we
are swimming in its waves. You may think that you don’t know where you are
going in this vast ocean. Then He tells you:
-"Let the wind carry you away",
-"But I have no compass. I feel I have nothing",
-"Just give in and something good will come out of it".
The proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated for the completion
of the Church of "Panagia Galaxa, Thalassokratousa".