You don’t have the right
If you spend your entire life in sin, then you don’t have the right to hope for God’s help when you badly need it. You are first required to truthfully repent and then ask for His help.
Saint Isaac the Syrian
Gone for ever
Our goal is not to condemn bad actions, but to try to correct them. With condemnation we may lose someone forever, but with help and understanding we may save this person.
St. Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) of Kafsokalivia
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou