Weekly Quote 11-28-18

Many people take His silence as an indication that God ‘doesn’t exist’. But if we consider the position that we put God in through our passions, we’ll see that He has no choice but to be silent. We ask Him to indulge us in our evil deeds. He doesn’t openly bother us. He allows us to continue in our wicked ways and to reap the fruit of our personal sins. God’s silence is the most eloquent, the kindest answer to our bad behavior. We’ve ignored His words and well, now we’re facing the consequences of our actions.
— Elder Sophrony of Essex