My Lord, I feel that I have sinned a lot. You called me, you baptized me, you gave me the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and I paid no attention or importance. When I was young, I had an excuse, but when I grew up, I was not interested in what exactly happened and what my attitude and stance should be. I repent, Lord, not just in general that I am a sinner, but for this insult to you, that I did not consider in my soul what you did, as you were born, baptized, preached, crucified, resurrected, ascended, sent the Holy Spirit and through the sacrament of Baptism and of Holy Communion, you give me everything. And I neither want to think and feel them nor do I want to comply with them. I care as much as they help me to have a quiet and orderly life as I want it. Forgive me!
Elder Symeon Kragiopoulos (1926 – 2015)
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou