There is a reason for you to be here

Seek the real treasure –
Set out on this adventure.
Through hardships and clear sky azure
May God bless you in your venture.

Perhaps, you will learn
That the perfect gifts are inside;
And the only way to multiply joy is to share it in return.
God loves you and His love will always abide.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 01.12.2019

A “donkey”

Have you ever thought that your body, indeed,
Is a “donkey” carrying you to the Kingdom of God and your task is to feed
And to take care for it in a proper way:
To prevent a disease, to get enough sleep, to pray…

If you overfeed it, it will go mad;
If you underfeed, it will go bad;
If it gets sick, it will carry no more.
Therefore, be smart and care to reach the Door.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 02.12.2019

Useful person

You are not useless even if someone says so;
Even when someone makes it appear that way.
Do you remember how you helped that old lady to mow;
How you brightened your friend’s day?

You will hear all kind of things,
But do not listen to all.
Stay away from poisonous stings;
Focus on light and your Christian call.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 28.10.2019

Вспомни пророка

Вспомни пророка,
Куда ведёт эта дорога?
Как роскошь свобода,
Неразумную массу хотят сделать из свободного народа.

Одна надежда – на Бога,
Хто до конца претерпит – спасётся.
Тем временем немало невинной крови прольётся,
Но всякая слеза только Им отрётся.

Свобода за хлеб не продаётся,
Помнить будем, чтобы жить,
Чтоб не разучиться милость творить,
Творца и ближнего всем сердцем любить.
Господи, дай не позабыть,
Надежду, веру и любовь в Тебе укрепить.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 19.02.2019

With God you will overcome

You have entrusted your ways to God truly,
Therefore, do not worry – only do your part duly.
You will overcome your hardships, son.
God will bless you in all the good things you have done.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 26.09.2019

Love God with all your heart

Sky and Water
Love God with all your heart,
Be frank in it: in whole, in part.
You will see the way!
God will show, so love and pray.

Love in word and love in deed
For love is dead without good seeds.
So many brothers are in need,
Look at your neighbour, his poverty pleads.

Love God and remember:
From January through December,
From morning till night,
Let your love shine, let love be bright!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 29.08.2010

In such a way

Live in such a way
That nothing overshadows your day
Because you skip good words to say,
Good deeds to do, a long-awaited visit to pay.

You work a lot, but remember to rest;
No need to overwork, just do your best.
In studies, prepare timely for your test.
Say prayers and with love build your nest.
Iaroslav                                                   Friday 05.07.2019

Que la paix soit sur le peuple de Dieu!

Dog at the Water
Dieu voit les chemins des hommes pour le jugement et pour l’honneur.
Il juge des méchants dans chaque lieu,
Et les bons ont peur et glorifient le Seigneur.
Que la paix soit sur le peuple de Dieu!
Iaroslav                                                   Wednesday 03.07.2019

Love story

You were several years younger
And I was so naive.
We met at the fishmonger’s,
You were about to leave.

I asked how the selection was that day.
You smiled and said what you liked.
You explained the best cooking way,
It was trout or pike.

You gave me your email
In case I forgot how.
Since then we often met; we often pray like in a fairy tale,
We’ve been married for twelve years now.
Iaroslav                                          Saturday – Monday 04-06.03.2017