That’s not our aim

9 March 2023

Our aim in life is to become perfect and holy. To show ourselves to be children of God and inheritors of the kingdom of heaven. We should be careful lest, for the sake of this present life, we’re deprived of the future one; in case, because of the cares and concerns of life, we neglect the aim of our life. Fasting, vigils and prayer don’t of themselves bring the desired fruits, because they aren’t the aim of our life; they’re the means for us to achieve our aim.

Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis