∼ Words from the Church Fathers ∼
In truth there is only one freedom – the holy freedom of Christ, whereby He freed us from sin, from evil, from the devil. It binds us to God. All other freedoms are illusory, false, that is to say, they are all, in fact, slavery.
– St. Justin Popovich, Ascetical and Theological Chapters, II.36
Don’t be troubled if you don’t feel the love of God in yourself, but think about the Lord,
that He is merciful, and guard yourself from sins, and the grace of God will teach you.
– St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings, IX.16