They feel responsible

21 January 2023

The faithful who experience sanctity in Orthodoxy, voluntarily take upon their shoulders the universal responsibility for the evil that exists in the world. They place themselves below all other people and the whole of creation, feeling that they’re the worst and most sinful of beings. From the depths of this self-reproach, they seek God’s mercy for all his creatures, because such people feel responsible for the sorrows and sinfulness of the human race.

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos