The spiritual benefits in Church
Gradually, our efforts in Church yield some spiritual benefits. We gain in self-awareness and realize the presence of our weaknesses. If anything, whether we like it or not, little by little, the good impression we have of ourselves faints, once we acquire some knowledge of ourselves, some self-awareness. Therefore, although little aware of it, we become more humble, we repent, we believe, we trust more in God. We expect His grace, regardless of whether our faith seemingly diminishes and our hope decreases. Deep down, this work is taking place, and we have reason to believe that, eventually, some good will come out of it. Not just a part of it, but the whole soul should live according to the will of God.
Transcribed talks by Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos
From: Holy Hesychasterion “The Nativity of Theotokos” Publications.