Not quickly or easily

12 March 2020

Nobody can reach spiritual heights all at once or easily. There are years of effort and struggle, trials and all sorts of temptations before the passions cease to trouble you. In this way, if you’ve been tested with pain and labor, if you’ve bravely borne all the temptations caused by wickedness, you’ll be found worthy of receiving all the great honors and gifts of the Holy Spirit and divine riches. You’ll inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Each of us gains the salvation of his or her soul by the Grace of the Holy Spirit, but we also have to contribute our own efforts.