Coffee Break with Sr. Vassa 10: Let Go & Let God

by 1389 on January 2, 2015

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Published on Jan 2, 2015 by Coffee with Sr. Vassa
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A 2-minute Christian reflection, this one on letting go and letting God, hosted by Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin of the University of Vienna in Austria.

Happy New Year, everyone! I‘m Sr. Vassa, and this is a short Coffee Break. Today I‘d like to reflect together with you, zillions, on a short phrase I heard from one of my older sisters recently: Let go and let God. I thought, now there‘s an excellent New Year‘s resolution. If there are uncontrollable situations in our lives right now, and uncontrollable people – and hopefully the people in our lives are uncontrollable, because we should neither seek to control people, nor believe that we have control over them. Because if you want a relationship you can control, zillions, you know – get a stuffed animal. But if we are praying the Lord‘s Prayer on a daily basis – and I mean deeply praying it, saying “Thy kingdom come“ and “Thy will be done“ in a way that sincerely hands over into the loving hands of God every situation and every human being in our lives right now – then we will find that our self-imposed burden of needing to control everything will be lightened. We will feel that we fall, so to say, into the safety-net that is God‘s grace. And it‘s always there, you know, but we need to pray for it to open ourselves up to it. God did not create us to be puppets or robots. He created us to learn and stretch toward His sunlight, which is grace, so we can grow. Because this divine energy that we call grace is what helps us, what ultimately saves us, and what keeps us on track. As we repeatedly say in the Byzantine liturgical services, “Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and keep us, O God, by Your grace.“ So let‘s stretch toward the sun-light, zillions, letting go and letting God, in prayer. But I‘ll let you go for now, and see you next time!

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