Real Life Minute:
Do you hate it when people give you advice? Some of us would rather get hopelessly lost than stop and ask for directions. We do need, however, to be open to receiving guidance from others.
Here’s what St. Kosmas Aitolos says:
Grace may be hidden in advice given by a neighbor. Sometimes it also accompanies our understanding during reading, and as a natural result teaches our intellect the truth about itself. If, then, we do not hide the talent given to us in this way, we shall enter actively into the joy of the Lord.
So, the next time a friend gives you some unsolicited advice, think about it—it may be a source of grace.