4 October 2021

Don’t castigate yourself for being in the depths of wickedness. It’s an opportunity for fortitude, a time of long-suffering, a time to heal, a time to put things right. You’ve slipped; get up. You’ve sinned; be calm. Don’t stand on the path of sinners, but get out of there. Because when you flee and mourn, then you’ll be saved. As health comes from hard work, so salvation comes from perspiration.

Saint Gregory the Theologian