Before the enthronement of the Ruling Bishop of the Chicago diocese, let us recall the most interesting ideas from Venedykt’s meeting with the businessmen in Lviv Business School of the Ukrainian Catholic University, that took place of June 17, 2015. record . Two years have elapsed, but his guidance still remains topical:
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Now prayer is often a formal thing: we pray ‘Our Father’, but whether we are conscious of what kind of Father we have? What, if not a prayer, can give us the understanding of God’s will in life?
Our task is only to gradually find out this will for ourselves.
Look for yourself
Individuals need environment: we influence each other, and we are valuable for each other.
Human body does not have a single organ that would be most important – each of them functions for the good of others 24/7: heart, stomach…Maybe, only tongue does not always do.
Therefore, it is important for everybody to understand where God has placed us, why we have these or those talents and abilities.
We live only one life and definitely invest and spend something. But unlike ordinary capital, today cannot be postponed with the words: ‘I will spend it, on occasion, on something special’.
What is sin? That is wrong investment of ourselves and our time. And the worse we invest, the more grave the sin is.
There are no accidental things, each event in our life is unique, therefore, wise are the people who can learn something from each meeting.
In the life of the Saints there also occurred mistakes and wounds. But they got up and did what they could.
Never ask yourselves the question: ‘Why did it happen so?’, because there is no answer.
You should ask not ‘Why?’, but ‘What for, what does God want to tell me with it?’
We do not value each other. The future and the past do not belong to us, we have only the present moment.
How easy it is to love those who are far away, is it not? Be attentive to the people who are side by side with you here and now.
Learn to listen
Each person who is close to you now has been sent by God, therefore, while communicating with them, learn to listen: what the person says, what the persons means between the lines and also what God tells you through him or her.
Listen also to yourself
Conscience and remorse are the voice of God in each of us. God is always with us – every day and every moment.
Stop reaching more and more peaks, things cannot be the reason for happiness in your life.
If you do not feel value in yourself – nobody and nothing can add value to you.
Nothing will satiate you enough. We have to learn to be satiated with what God sends us this moment.
Find some time for peace.
Why is it difficult for us to stay by ourselves? Whenever a spare moment comes – we plunge into the world of social media, Internet, and TV.
That is because we are not interesting for ourselves. We don’t know ourselves, we have not cognized ourselves. We are unique. Imagine how creative God is: there are no alike people on the earth, even twins differ. And the integrity of circumstances in which we live, and the abilities granted by God are also unique.
Recorded by Iryna Vladimir