Do not fight to expel darkness from the chamber of your soul. Open a tiny aperture for light to enter, and the darkness will disappear.
Attack your passion head on, and you’ll see how strongly it will entwine you and grip you and you won’t be able to do anything…Let all your strength be turned to love for God, worship of God, and adhesion to God. In this way your release from evil and from your weaknesses will happen in a mystical manner, without you being aware of it and without exertion.
A person can become a saint anywhere…Look on all things as opportunities to be sanctified.
Based on Saint Porphyrios
A deacon in front of the Royal Gates – Chapel of Saint Nicholas