All us Christians have to become true Christians; let’s commit ourselves to it. Let us not lead our lives as they come. The Lord doesn’t make exceptions. He doesn’t bless and strengthen some people while ignoring others. He doesn’t make some men His own, while setting others aside. No, it’s not like this.
For any “ungood” situation you may find yourself in, it is you to blame. You should at least come to terms with it and consent to humbling yourself.
When man does something which realises wasn’t right, he tends to shun responsibility. He tends to avoid asking boldly for forgiveness as he feels no remorse for the mistake he made. He tries to cover things up. And he doesn’t do that accidentally. Because saying “I am sorry” spoils your ego. And no one wants to touch his egο
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017