Tuesday, January 11, 2022

A Gift Greater Than Clairvoyance, Foresight and Prophecy

By Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi

When I was a young monk, I was impressed by clairvoyance, foresight and the prophetic gift. Wherever I heard that there was an elder with such gifts I ran with enthusiasm to meet him.

Now that I'm old, I'm not impressed by these gifts.

For me it is more valuable to meet a man who has patience without complaining during long-term and painful sicknesses. This moves me and teaches me. 
Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.