How frightening is the question of where each person’s soul will end up! Oh, how much do forgetfulness and indolence lead us astray and me, first! If we think about it, it is terrifying to ponder whether we shall achieve our goal or not. Man’s entire being is overcome by trembling when he carefully considers what will happen in the end! What judgment will be for me, who has been conceived in iniquities? 1 Be merciful, be merciful upon me, my sweetest Jesus! Upon Thy compassions I cast my soul’s despair.
—- 1 cf. Ps. 50:5
subm. no. 27 paragraphs: 14-24 from pages 157-161
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