From the Conversations and Homilies of Elder Paisios.
Our duty and concern must be how to please God and our fellow men; we should not be preoccupied with our needs, as God will take care of them. There is a silent spiritual agreement between God and man. He will look after us, while we will concentrate on how to live our lives according to His will. Cast all your anxieties on Him, for He cares about you. (1 Pet 5:7).
One day, Mr. I.F. visited me from Germany. He had just completed a study for the construction of a fish pound in Komotini (a city in Northern Greece), and asked me to pray that he get the state’s approval for it. I asked him out of curiosity to tell me about the method of the fishes’ reproduction and their growth in the fish pound. He replied: