Christian struggle has mainly this kind of mean ing: you struggle and fail, you struggle and see no result, you struggle and ultimately, in doing so, you feel more sinful, more spiteful, more awful. In the end, you get convinced you’re unable to do anything on your own. As the Lord says, “without me you can do nothing”.
By struggling honestly, little by little, you become aware that you are nothing, you come to think and experience that you’re nothing. And, also, you real- ize that something will come out of your struggle if, and only if, God sets His hand. And then, the Spirit of God comes and regenerates you.
Christians ask, “What should I do?” Do nothing, just humble yourself. Humble yourself by embracing who you are. Make certain and accept who you are through and through. And once you
take things this way, God will at once illuminate you.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017