When fire spreads through a forest, everyone runs. All the animals try to escape.
The birds fly to another place. Even the lion, though he is strong, dominant and feared among the other animals in the forest, also runs. The only one that does not run away is the tree.
The fire asks the tree:
—Tree, everyone ran away, so why aren’t you running?
The tree answers:
—I am a tree that was planted by God. You will pass through me, burn my fruits and leaves, but after some time I will flourish again because you cannot burn my roots. My branches, leaves, and fruits will appear again, because the tree that is planted by God cannot be uprooted, or killed.
The Most High will sustain us during all of our lives on this earth.
Whatever fire may come, we will stand firm, because we are trees that were planted by God. So, no matter what situation we go through, our roots are instilled in Him who can do everything.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing… Psalm 92.12-14
Bishop, God bless you more and more!
Chile prays for you and Mrs. Esther.