The biggest illness is pride that has taken us from paradise to earth, and from earth is trying to take us to hell.
The one who works for a long time in the spiritual life and doesn’t see any progress, it is because he has pride and ego. Spiritual progress exists where there is a lot of humility.
The door of Paradise
We should give everything we got to gain paradise. We should fight with all of our strength because the door is very small and narrow. Don’t listen to the ones who they say to you that everybody will be saved.
St. Paisios the Hagiorite
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou