God cannot work with a bored man, with a man bored with his life. God wants a zealot, a vigilant man,who would not hesitate to pull out all the stops. God wants a man who would give Him all of his abil- ities and resources, whichever he can afford, and co- operate with Him.
You wake up in the morning. You do not need to say much. Why don’t you just say a couple of words: “My God, help me today to be open before you, as open as paper can be before a pen, which is about to write on it. Help me be humble, repentant, contrite, help me become conscious of what I am. Help me, my God, not to be cunning, nor elusive. Help me try not to appear before you different from what I am. Help me.”
There is absolutely no doubt that God will help you.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017