Each and every one of us should do serious work in themselves to find out where they make conces- sions, what they succumb to, to what extent they are attracted by sin and cut these things out for good.
Do you get angry? You should cut your anger out for good. Do you make allowances for your egoism? You should cut it out for good. Are you all over the place, maybe not doing sinful things, and tarry? Cut all this out once and for all.
How many times has it been that we have seen ourselves “explode” or get furious? We can’t explain it because we don’t want to see more deeply, we don’t want to see where this explosion, this anger comes from. You see a quiet man and once you touch his weak point, he flies off the handle. Is this virtuous? Obviously we have to rely upon God’s love, upon His providence, in order to decide to cut sin out for good.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017