It can’t resist

5 March 2023

The thing that fortifies the mind in our struggle is a permanent inclination towards repentance and the constant invocation of the divine name, as in the prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me’. Saint Paul says: ‘No-one can say “Lord Jesus” except in the Holy Spirit’ (1 Cor. 12, 3). So every time we call upon the name of Christ, the Holy Spirit is with us and where the Holy Spirit is no form of evil or passion can abide.

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos