Where To Look For Consolation

St. Isaac the Syrian in his twenty-fifth homily warns us: “Beware of despair. You do not serve a tyrant, but your service is to a kind Lord.”   If, you may ask, we serve a kind Lord, then why is my experience in this world so despairing? We see the mess the world is in, we see the mess we have made of our own lives, we see the mess others are…