Fr Milorad about God's calling


In the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit.

Dear father Petar, dear brothers and sisters,

It is often the case that the people who did not have anything to do with God or the Church, suddenly show interest in God and the Church. God uses every occassion to call someone to Himself; that is, each one of us ought to come his true self, and he does that by understanding God is the cause of everything, our existence included.

And so in life, we tend to wander. We tend to walk with our heads high; we tend to befriend God, but we can also easily wage war with God. We grow discontent.

It is a process, merely, which happens and nothing in it is tragic. What is tragic is that a man remains alone, without God.

There are people who seek the meaning of life all their life. They try find that meaning - many of them - without God. And then something happens, and they feel that calling, as we say, the call of God to follow Him.

Long ago, Prophet David in his Psalm 39 has sang the following… (listen to the rest of the homily and how Fr Milorad has related to the beginning of Psalm 39.)

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon the rock, and established my goings.

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and trust in the Lord.

Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Ps 39, 1-4

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