Paradise from this life
The complete surrender of our life to God is a redemption from the insecurity that is brought to us by believing in our ego. This complete surrender results in enjoying paradise from this life.
St. Paisios the Hagiorite
The Good Deed
The greater the joy of the soul for a good deed, the more we suffered to do that deed.
St. Basil the Great
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou