– Elder, when I hear the problems of the world, I feel devastated. Is it a lack of faith?
– Let’s see. Anxiety about ourselves means lack of faith; anxiety about our neighbor means pain.
Feeling the intensity of other’s pain from within is accompanied by prayer and then comes the divine consolation.
Therefore, you should pray as much as you can and then leave everything in the hands of God and calm yourself. Does God hurt His creatures less than you? Why worry?
God gives a lot of comfort to anyone who is in spiritual pain and suffering for others because otherwise, one could not bear this burden.
Do you know how I get upset with so many letters I receive from people with a lot of problems?
I feel the bitterness in my mouth, and then I do not want to eat anything. But from this pain comes true joy.