What hinders the Holy Spirit
If the Holy Spirit is called and is “Peace of the Soul” then certainly nothing else hinders Its presence in us like anger.
St. John of the Ladder
The person who loves God, lives an angelic life on earth, fasts, is watchful, sings psalms to God, prays unceasingly and for every other person always thinks the best.
Saint Maximus the Confessor
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou