It’s possible for people to come to the point of despair and see before them the living reality of chaos and say, “We’re falling into chaos! Everyone get back, get back, go back, we’ve been deceived,” and thus return to the path which leads them to God, and for our Orthodox faith to shine. God works in mysterious ways and doesn’t want to influence man’s freedom. He arranges things so that slowly, slowly, man goes where he is supposed to.
– Elder Porphyrios (1906-1991)