Peace and grace of Jesus Christ,
Today I was visiting one of the monasteries in Egypt in which the Holy Family spent a while. There is a thought that keeps coming to my mind; why is it that we consider these monasteries HOLIER than any other place? Is it because Christ went to that place when He was on earth? But didn't He Himself create this whole earth. Didn't HE sanctify this whole earth by creating it?
Am I wrong in feeling that these places should not be thought of as holier than any other place? What is the difference between praying in this monastery compared to praying in my room? Isn't God present in my heart and everywhere around me?
Also is it wrong to be skeptical when it comes to miracles? Many people say this saint did that or this saint did this. Is it wrong to be skeptical and not believe what everyone says unless the person is credible?
Also, what is the significance of the holy oil which is given in Monasteries? And what is the significance of the Holy water that the priest sprays in the end of the liturgy?
Please help me distinguish whether these thoughts that I have are from the devil or not.