Did you fall victim to your own wrongdoing? Did you break God’s law, did you fail to keep a com- mand? Repent immediately, feel crushed and hum- ble because of your sin, beg Christ to forgive you straightaway and keep up the good fight.
By trying to keep Christ’s commands and acquire virtues, by trying to find salvation, you’ll see that, as man, you can do nothing. And as days pass by, you get more and more convinced that whatever you’ve got to do, Christ will do it for you, beginning from scratch. Christ will do it for you, if you remain con- stant to this struggle, constant to the effort towards self-knowledge, constant to this awareness, to this faith. That’s when salvation begins to come.
The longer someone lives and repents in this world, the better.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017
Did you break God’s law?