We should try to set ourselves free from the men- tality which dictates how to make a good impression on others, how to make the others think highly of us, or how to think highly of ourselves.
This mentality, this line of thought, we should ex- tricate ourselves from and be totally delivered from. Instead, let us take care of our consciousness.
If man wants to believe in God, and somehow re- ceive an answer from Him and become worthy of His visit, he needs to deny all human elements (be it some support, some consolation, or a miracle he wants to see and rely on).
The greatest and constant miracle is the living presence of God in our life.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017