Divine Providence

“You were brought to the hanging gallows and all three times you were returned for no apparent reason. What can one man due to another if the all seeing one does not allow it? Nothing. Likewise, malicious executioners could not hang you even though they tried three times while nothing in this world opposed their authority. But he who has the rule over the world and people opposed their authority. So, do not forget what the Almighty has done for you.”
St. Nikolai Velimirovich
~Missionary Letters Vol. 3
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“But it won’t! If God wants it to fall, it will fall and God will protect us.”
Elder Ephraim of Katounakia (replying to a priest worried about a large boulder hanging over his cell at St. Anne’s Skete)
~My Elder Joseph the Hesychast