Would you like to make a new start? Start with repentance. Many “good” Christians have a hard time fighting this or the other spiritual battle, yet, the real issue is that they don’t want to repent. You should change your life, your mentality. There is no other way.
We may be good persons, but deep down we choose to tread our own path, which may lead wherever. We haven’t found God’s path to walk on. We don’t let God lead us where He wants to, but, instead, we walk our own path. In other words, we carry along our own mentality, our own way of thinking, our own judgement, our own reasoning, and as a result, in spiritual terms, we waste our time.
Trust yourself in the hands of God, enter God’s path, and then, despite suffering a lot for the love of Christ, your life will feel a feast, a constant celebra- tion. All the saints have found this path, have found this road which passes exactly through sufferings, but which, ultimately leads to salvation
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017