When the people’s malice disquiets and fills your heart with desperation, remember that The Lord God, omnipotent and righteous loves you infinitely and that He tolerates, for a while, the malice of the men but, at the proper time, He punishes it as it deserves. You are not able to dispose, as you wish, of yourself, of your mouth, of a part of your body.
Having this in mind, think how is He who handles the entire Universe, keeping it in a so wonderful, extraordinaire order, Who is the possessor of all humankind, rulled by malice and lust-humans that are ready to destroy each other, anytime, but at the same time, humans who, in His reign, receive more joys than griefs.
How Almighty and Wise is the Lord, Who rules over such a large and varied human types.
Trust His help in an absolute manner.
If God takes care, in His wisdom, of the blades of grass, of the flowers or of the tree’s leaves, can He abandon us? Make sure, without reserve, man, that God Himself takes care of all His creatures, even of the more insignificant one.
Understand that to every being The Creator remains unseen. As The Saviour says, God clothes the plain’s grass (Mat 6,30), He feeds the sky’s birds (Mat 6:26).
Lord cheers us with everything. Even with flowers. Like a tender mother, with His fatherly, power and His wisdom, He makes to grow up, for us, from nothing, in every spring, a wonderful vegetation. Let’s delight in it and not forget to glorify the kindness of The Creator, Our celestial Father and to respond to His love with our loving hearts.
St. John Kronstadt – My life in Christ