It guides them

23 November 2022

When people are in touch with the cathartic, uncreated energy of God, they feel divine grace as ‘consuming fire’. It guides them to the acquisition of divine zeal so that they carry out God’s commandments and, over time, have their hearts cleansed of the passions. In other words, they don’t try to conform to some external moral life, but strive in a Christocentric manner and way of thinking. The purpose of this struggle for the purification of the heart is union with God.

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos