People who are psychologically burdened and whose inner state is not normal, operate in such a way that the abnormal inner state of theirs opposes a different judgment or opinion. Their inner state rules. It won’t give ground on anything.
The same goes for you: when you put so much trust in what yourself tells you, you are going to un- derstand nothing of what they tell you in order to help you.
When you complain, it is not that you just com- plain. Something deeper is hidden behind this. It’s an arrogant attitude which has spread, is deep down di- abolical, and human souls have been imbued with it.
We exist in this world in order And for this to happen, we need to do our obedience for as many years as God wants us to.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017