Sacrifice yourselves in order to find eternal life in paradise! Do not let forgetfulness overcome you and wipe away from you all spiritual dew, leaving you dry and dead in relation to God. Become valiant soldiers of Christ. Do not renounce Him by your deeds, but glorify His name. Become a whole burnt-offering for God’s sake, so that He may smell a fragrant aroma. I beseech God for you; I weep for you, because I do not know how to do anything else other than to love and suffer for my children in Christ. I ask only this favor of you: love one another and be humble towards each other.
From the book
Councels from the Holy mountain
Selected from the letters and homilies of Elder Efraim of Arizona
Selection of passages from the book by Silviu Podariu
Elder Efraim of Arizona: I beseech God for you..