Receiving from God
When someone receives inside something from God, then the heart feels happy. When on the contrary receives something from the enemy, then the heart feels confused and upset.
Saint Seraphim of Sarov
It is in a prison
The person that we give our heart, can harm us or abandon us. The evil spirits send us continuously terrible thoughts to our loving intentions and torture us. God’s love though is without ends and includes everything, however, we are hooked on people and material things. Our heart is imprisoned by the things of this world, and when they are taken from us, we are unhappy and we suffer.
Elder Thaddeus (Strabulovich) of Vitovnica
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou