As a Ten-stringed Harp

by abbamoses

When a man detaches his mind from the earth and opens it to God with the desire of pleasing Him, then God reveals His will to him in various ways.

St Peter Damascene writes ‘If a man has a whole-hearted desire to please God, to him will God show His will through his thoughts or through some other person or through Holy Scripture.’

Such a man will be careful and will await the promptings of God, both inward and outward.

For him there is no such thing as chance, and the world becomes for him as a ten-stringed harp that gives forth no sound but in response to the finger of God.

— St Nikolai Velimirovich