They despair and give up

25 February 2023

Inner vision of the passions and sins is such an important event that the Fathers consider it superior to a vision of the angels. Since the passions are that deplorable and dismal abyss of the heart, many lay people despair, and abandon the struggle of cleansing their hearts of them. They aren’t aware that this condition can be treated therapeutically, through repentance, and is essentially a state of self-knowledge which will soon lead to knowledge of God.

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos