It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me
To find Christ, the Jesus Prayer (Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me) helps a lot, when you sit down to pray and bring Christ in your heart. Little by little you will persevere. You will make the effort (no matter how much resistance you will find in this) and Christ will come. It is not by chance that the Apostle Paul says the following. “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). He feels it, he experiences it, he lives it. And so, Christ governs in him, it is not the self that governs, the ego.
Elder Symeon Kragiopoulos (1926 – 2015)
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou