Why don’t people come to an understanding? Why can’t they find the truth? Why does everyone want to have it his own way? The answer is because they don’t start frοm God. There is this worm, this poison within man: the turn towards himself, to- wards egocentricity, towards self-love.
The more man believes in God, the more he is redeemed from self-love, egocentricity and egoism. And then, everything is splendid and there is no problem at all.
There is no problem indeed. There is no problem in attitude or miscommunication and no problem in relationships, either. But when is there not a prob- lem? When? When man is redeemed in Christ and is a true person. And when, as a true person, he does not lose himself among other people, nor does he want to eliminate, devalue and embitter them.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017