If you don’t take a distance from the worldly spirit, you cannot focus. There can be no devoutness in the soul nor fear of God, piety, peace, serenity or communication with Him. When we say worldly spirit, we don’t simply mean the spirit of laity, but the spirit which is not of the saints. It costs a lot to expel the worldly spirit, to strain yourself, to collect yourself and sort it out. Instead, you let the worldly spirit rule.
God always economizes everything in such a way, that not only do you see the miracle –the intervention of God– but also wonder at it. This is the point. You stay in awe and admiration, because God doesn’t simply do what He does, but does it in an admirable way.
Many people nowadays will find God if they are willing to become humble.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017