Ukraine is so strong because it stands for the truth
He noted that the enemy is ruthlessly destroying our cities and villages, shooting civilians, ignoring neither the spiritual nor the cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. “Only now we are beginning to see the further consequences of this war. War always brings destruction. Whole cities and villages have turned into ghost towns. Where once there was a flourishing spiritual and intellectual public life, today there are fires and winds”, said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
The Head of the Church added that war always brings hunger, impoverishment for people. We must be ready to overcome all these consequences.
As for today, the UN reports that four million refugees have left Ukraine. About six million people have fled their towns and villages, half of them are children. Ukraine has lost half of its economy.
“It means that the next month will probably be one of the most difficult ones. But Ukraine is standing. Ukraine is struggling. Ukraine is winning and surprising the world”, mentioned the spiritual leader.
The Head of the Church claims that Ukraine is standing because it defends the truth and this war reminds us more and more of the rule of spiritual struggle that every Christian wages against the devil, evil and his servants.
“I want to remind one rule of this spiritual struggle - evil is always hidden in the dark. If the devil, evil deeds are brought to light, if they are debunked, the devil immediately loses its power. The light of God's truth weakens and disarms him. Therefore, when we hide or conceal our sins, transgressions, they become stronger, they dominate us. Though, when we bring them to light, go to confession, talk about them to ourselves and open our hearts to the spiritual father, it is as if we bring the devil to the light and take his power away”, said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
Pondering on the rules of spiritual struggle, on the need to debunk, expose evil, the Head of the Church especially thanked the media, all journalists who are telling the truth about the pain and suffering of Ukraine with their lives.