Parable of the Day: Why to Obey without any Reward?

A man asked an elder:

– Why should I obey the commandments when I don’t gain any visible reward?

– When you’re ill, you send for a doctor, and the doctors gives you a medicine. Do you always fully understand why he gives you this or that drug? You have to rely on the knowledge of the doctor who treats your body, and accept the pill. Why don’t you trust God who treats your soul?

Translated from: azbyka.ru/days