An encounter with Fr. Sophrony Sakharov and Fr. Aimilianos Simonopetritis.
Sometimes, a genuine Christian should recognize that he doesn’t find in his soul any words coming from the Lord, so it’s better for him to remain humbly silent…
Fr. Raphael remembers an encounter of Fr. Sophrony with a young man that asked for a helpful word, but Fr. Sophrony naturally said: “God doesn’t give me any word for you…”
It looks like this gesture was very appreciated by Fr. Aimilianos of Simonopetra Monastery [Mount Athos].