– Elder, I feel the need to say more “Glory be to God” than “Lord have mercy.” Isn’t that right?
– That’s good. I can spend the whole day doing something and saying “Glory be to God.” Thank God because I live. Thank God because I will die and go close to God. Praise be to God, even if you put me in hell and take one from hell in Paradise.
And if He does not want to remember me in hell and is sad, let him take many from the hell to Paradise, so that His joy for them may be greater and His sorrow for me may diminish.
We should never stop saying “Glory be to God.” When I am in pain, my painkiller is the phrase “Thank you God”; nothing else can soothe me.
“Glory be to God” is superior to “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.”