According to St. Seraphim of Sarov:

Just as the Lord is solicitous about our salvation, so too the murderer of men, the devil, strives to lead a man into despair…”

From the time I began this podcast with the blessing of my priest, I, and my family have been experiencing a precipitous increase in the instances of “troubles”. I do not think this is an accident or a coincidence. Although I readily admit, I have no insight to offer anyone, the mere act of stepping out of my comfort zone to try to offer encouragement to people striving toward the narrow door has brought myself and my family increased suffering in every major aspect of our earthly lives from my pregnant wife’s health to finances, to vehicles, and issues with our home.